September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This is a topic that is very important to me, so I wanted to do a podcast episode discussing mental health in the agricultural context. I was joined by Ted Matthews, a counselor who has spent his career working with farm and ranch families as Director of the Minnesota Rural Mental Health Specialists. Ted offered some great insight about mental health on the farm. To listen to our conversation, click here.
Additionally, we’ve compiled a list of resources related to mental health that I’d like to share.
Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline: 833-600-2670
National Ag Law Center compilation of mental health resources by state
National suicide prevention hotline
Prior mental health podcast with Adrienne DeSutter
Prior mental health podcast with Lesley Kelly
Fighting to improve your mental health is something we should all be doing. Asking for help if you need it is a brave first step. You are not alone.
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