A Closer Look at the Farm – Mental Health, Wellness and Risk

December 12, 2023 11:00AM - 12:15PM 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM EST.

Online via Zoom

Contact: Liz Williams - josaitis@msu.edu or 810-691-4442


A Closer Look at the Farm – Mental Health, Wellness and Risk

During this session, participants will identify unique stressors, risks, and factors supporting farmers, families, rural life, and agriculture workers.

Session Objectives

  • Identify unique stressors impacting daily rural life, work/life balance, and agriculture
  • Assess the impact of stressors on daily life, morale, and job satisfaction for agriculture workers, families and communities
  • Assess the impact of uncertainty as related to aspects of farming and the business of agriculture
  • Identify opportunities for access to wellness services

Presenters: Ted Matthews and Fiona Doherty


The Great Lakes ROTA-RC is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide training and technical assistance (TA) to the rural communities of Health and Human Services Region 5:  Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Collaboratively, we develop and strengthen community capacity to prevent, treat, and support recovery for opioid use disorder and other mental health and substance use disorders, using a whole family/whole community approach to provide culturally appropriate educational opportunities. For more information, please visit the Michigan Substance Use Prevention Education and Recovery (MiSUPER) website.


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