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Improving Mental Health Care by Understanding the Culture of Farming and Rural Communities

12:00pm - June 25, 2020 | Timezone: US/Central
Collaborating TTC: Mountain Plains MHTTC
Registration Deadline: June 25, 2020

Improving Mental Health Care by Understanding the Culture of Farming and Rural Communities

Part one in a three-part series: Improving Mental Health Service Access for Farming and Rural Communities 

This webinar will address the mental health crisis and unique stressors caused by COVID-19 within farming and rural/frontier communities. Presenters will speak about the ways health practitioners and community leaders should address stigma, stressors, mental risk factors, and provide treatment resources in these communities. Participants will learn about improving mental health engagement and the unique aspects of providing services within these communities while also getting a "boots-on-the-ground" perspective on mental health care for farmers.

Session Goals

  • Address stressors, risk factors, social capital, and treatment resources in rural/frontier communities that mental health professionals should be aware of.
  • Provide a premier on the unique economic aspects of agricultural production.
  • What are the unique aspects of providing mental health services to farmer/ranchers and their families?

Trainers

  • Monica Kramer McConkey, LPC
  • Dr. Kristi Phillips

 

Upcoming Sessions

Approaching and Treating Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders in Farming and Rural Communities

July 2, 2020 at 11:00 am MT

Learn more and register here

 

Providing Mental Health Telehealth Services in Farming and Rural Communities

July 9, 2020 at 11:00 am MT

Learn more and register here

 

Additional Resources

 

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The American Psychological Association (APA) and Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers (MHTTC) in Region 5 (Great Lakes) and 8 (Mountain Plains) have identified opportunities to collaborate and disseminate information to better address the mental health needs surrounding the farming and American frontier communities, through psychological science and research.