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Mental Health and Suicide Risk in Midwest Agricultural Communities
August 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Current weather and economic conditions have been placing significant stresses on farmers across rural Iowa, which may threaten the health and welfare our agricultural communities. You are invited to learn more about mental health and suicide risk in Midwestern agricultural communities. Topics covered include common stressors, where farmers seek help, and common community members who come into contact with agricultural workers.
You will also learn about emerging resources that provide non-judgmental emotional support for members of Midwestern agricultural communities and meet others who are investing in improved mental health outcomes in rural Iowa.
This free event is open to the public. Please follow the RSVP link below to answer a pre-event survey question and ensure an accurate attendee count.
Co-Presenters from GPCAH
Jenna Gibbs, MPH, PhD, Great Plains Center Coordinator, and
Rima Afifi, MPH, PhD, Community and Behavioral Health Department Chair, University of Iowa
Presenter from CommUnity
Colleen McRoberts, Crisis Services Coordinator