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Session two: Approaching and Treating Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders in Farming and Rural Communities
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July 2, 2020

Session two

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

This webinar discussed co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders in farming and rural communities. Speakers outlined the prevalence of mental health and substance use co-occurring disorders, linking research to real-world impact of these disorders. Presenters also touched on the impact of COVID-19 within these communities. Participants learned how primary care providers can screen and identify signs and symptoms of co-occurring disorders as well as potential options for treatment plans.

 

 

Trainers

  • Maridee Shogren, CNM, DNP
  • Rebecca Roller, PsyD, LMFT

 

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Four-part Series Addressing Mental Health Care in Farming and Rural Communities 

COVID-19 is taking a tremendous toll on farming communities across the U.S., which already faced financial hardships before the pandemic. Now, the agricultural community is grappling with greater levels of uncertainty of what will happen to their livelihood in the coming months and years. The pandemic creates a new set of challenges. 

 

Session one 

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

June 25, 2020

This webinar addressed the mental health crisis and unique stressors caused by COVID-19 within farming and rural/frontier communities. Presenters spoke to the ways health practitioners and community leaders should address stigma, stressors, mental risk factors, and provide treatment resources in these communities. Participants learned 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.

 

View Resources from Session One

 

Trainers

  • Monica Kramer McConkey, LPC
  • Kristi Phillips, PsyD

 


Session three 

Providing Mental Health Telehealth Services in Farming and Rural Communities

July 9, 2020

This webinar addressed how the COVID-19 pandemic affects access to care, specifically mental health services. Presenters discussed how access to care is critical for farming and rural and frontier communities and highlighted the unique barriers these communities face. Presenters also provided information about telehealth service and resources, and how best practices developed prior and during the pandemic may provide longer-term solutions to mental health care access for farmers and rural communities. 

 

View Resources from Session Three

 

Trainers

  • Holly J. Roberts, PhD
  • Deborah C. Baker, JD
  • Stephen Gillaspy, PhD

 


Session four

Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders in Farming and Rural Communities: Assessment, Ethics, and Preventing Compassion Fatigue

July 16, 2020

This webinar continued the conversation about co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders in farming and rural communities begun by Dr. Rebecca Roller and Dr. Maridee Shogren. In this follow up session Dr. Roller and Dr. Shogren provided additional information for using assessment tools to screen for co-occurring disorders in farming and rural populations, examined the unique ethical considerations created by providing care in small communities, and touched on ways to identify and prevent provider compassion fatigue. Participant questions from the session on Approaching and Treating Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders in Farming and Rural Communities were used to help guide this presentation.

 

View Resources from Session Four
 
Trainers
  • Maridee Shogren, CNM, DNP
  • Rebecca Roller, PsyD, LMFT

 


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