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A Look at Mental Health and Wellness in Ag

In this week’s Managing Mental Health, a partnership with the Missouri Department of Mental Health and Brownfield Ag News, Director of Trauma Services Rachel Jones says it’s important to care for yourself and others when dealing with the stresses of working in agriculture.

Illinois announces new FFA grants to promote mental health

Sixteen FFA chapters across Illinois are receiving 1-thousand dollars in funding through the new “Bend, Don’t Break” grant program. Mindy Bunselmeyer, executive director of the Illinois FFA Center, says promoting mental health is the goal…“To encourage farmers and our friends in the ag... Read More.

Addressing mental health care issues in rural America

From a weakening ag economy to financial instability, the stress factors that impact rural America are unique. Julie Lux with Rural Minds says the first step to addressing mental health in rural America is changing the mindset about mental illness. AUDIO: Healthy Living on mental... Read More.