Twenty percent of any population has mental health complications, including farmers and ranchers. Stigma and privacy concerns associated with mental health issues in rural areas may mean that many people do not seek out the few services available. Integration of behavioral health within primary care settings can improve mental health outcomes for the agricultural community.
Integration of Behavioral Health within Agricultural Health Care
This presentation is intended for rural health and safety professionals.
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Objective: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
Identify a minimum of three common stressors prevalent among agricultural producers.
Describe at least four signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Describe population-based and Individual- based behavioral health interventions.
Locate professionals and current resources in the field of agricultural behavioral health