Farm Stress: Facts, Impact of COVID-19, and Resource and Training Needs of Mental Health Care Providers
Following the release of a new product (Depression, Alcohol and Farm Stress: Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders in Rural America) by authors at the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) and the Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center, MHTTC team members from two regions contacted key stakeholders in May 2020 to assess the impact of the farm crisis and perceptions regarding next steps. Feedback from these providers and key stakeholders is included in this brief along with updated data related to farm stress and mental health implications. These interviews and data will guide future activity for both the Mountain Plains and Mid-America ATTCs and MHTTCs.
The brief also provides a long list of resources for assisting providers in addressing the mental health of farmers and their families.
- Shawnda Schroeder, Mountain Plains MHTTC
- Thomasine Heitkamp, Mountain Plains MHTTC and ATTC
- Brandy Clarke, Mid-America MHTTC
- Erika Holiday, Mid-America ATTC
- Amy Breigenzer, Mountain Plains MHTTC
- Shelbie Johnson, Mid-America MHTTC
More Resources on Farm Stress and Rural Mental Health
The Mountain Plains MHTTC has developed two separate resource pages focused on Farm Stress and Mental Health, and Rural Mental Health. On these pages you will find previous webinar archives, products developed, and additional information and resources from reputable organizations.