Dr. Shogren in Interview

Talking Farm Stress Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Joel Heitkamp, KFGO Radio
Publication Date: May 18, 2020

Talking Farm Stress Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this interview with Joel Heitkamp of KGFO Radio in Fargo, Dr. Andy McLean, Chair of Psychiatry and Dr. Maridee Shogren, Clinical Associate Professor (University of North Dakota) discussed the unique stress that farmers are under with the COVID-19 pandemic, tariffs, and a tough planting season. In the podcast, they share what the University of North Dakota is doing to support individuals struggling with mental health issues in these times. Dr. McLean and Dr. Shogren developed a farm stress and mental health guide to help provide support for those farmers who may be struggling with both a mental illness and substance misuse.