We see them every day, America’s farm families dealing with uncertainties of weather, cost of inputs, growing season risks, and long hours. As their neighbors, customers, business partners, and clients, you may feel helpless, but Illinois Extension can provide the tools to identify mental health issues and communication skills to support and save lives in the agricultural community.
A gap exists between farm families and the resources they need to keep them safe. That’s where you come in. Stand in the gap and help farm families get the support they need by becoming more aware of where helping resources are.
You’ll complete a 2-hour self-paced online course before joining the September 13 live video conference. The conference will cover:
- Mental illness symptoms
- Substance use signs and addiction
- Crisis interaction
- Self care