SOUTH DAKOTA FOCUS: Mental Health in Today's Ag Industry

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SD Focus host Stephanie Rissler.

SOUTH DAKOTA FOCUS: Mental Health in Today's Ag Industry

SDPB1: Thursday, Feb. 14, 8pm (7 MT) &

Farmer and farm-worker suicide are a growing health concern. Stress, isolation and lack of access to mental health resources can increase depression, anxiety and other health issues for individuals in the ag industry. Farmers and ranchers on #AgTwitter are sharing their personal struggles and, In South Dakota, Avera Behavioral Health has added a Farmer's Stress Hotline, for free and confidential mental health support at 1-800-691-4336.

Join host Stephanie Rissler and guests: 

• Dr. Andrea Bjornestad, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling & Human Development, Extension Mental Health Specialist, SDSU

• Sheri Nelson, Help Line Center

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