Cultivating a Healthy Mind Learning Module

Purpose of this Module

This e-learning module is designed for students to teach them about mental health and wellbeing, with a focus on stressors that come from working in agriculture. This module will take approximately 1 hour to complete. For instructions and more information, scroll past the module.



To begin, click the play button in the center of the module. The audio will auto-play throughout the module, and headphones are recommended. Use the arrows that appear in the bottom right of the module to advance through the course. Click on “CC” toward the bottom right of the module to turn on closed captions. You will be able to print a completion certificate for your records at the end of this training. Do not refresh your browser window, or leave this tab; doing so will restart the module.

Technical Requirements

We recommend using Google Chrome as your browser. For this module to operate properly, your system must be running on: Windows 7 or later, Mac OS X 10.9 or later, Chrome 60 or greater, Firefox 52 or greater, Edge 14 or greater, Safari 10 or greater, iOS 10 or greater, Internet Explorer 11.

Data Collection

We do not collect information about who accesses this training module, aside from the external survey toward the end of the module. Any data we collect will be used solely for internal reporting or grant reporting directly to CHS, the funder of this content. We do not collect data from anyone 13 years old or younger, in compliance with COPPA.

Module Overview

This lesson contains seven sections:

  • Section 1: Introduction to Cultivating a Healthy Mind
  • Section 2: Agriculture Related Stressors and Total Farmer Health
  • Section 3: The Adolescent / Young Adult Brain
  • Section 4: Mental Health
  • Section 5: Coping Mechanisms
  • Section 6: Resources
  • Section 7: Quiz, Survey, and Certificate

You will be required to answer questions and must interact with the module in order to advance through the content. You are not able to skip forward or backward, but you may repeat content once it has been completed.

Learning Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Understand stressors that are unique to rural and/or agricultural communities.
  • Recognize basic signs or symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, or other mental health concerns.
  • Identify healthy and unhealthy coping behaviors (related to mental health).
  • Feel confident to communicate with a trusted adult when concerned about your own, or others, mental health and well-being.

Resources for Teachers

If you are an educator, then this module is the perfect tool to assign your students to complete. Cultivating a Healthy Mind is one of the seven Invest in Your Health lessons we have created for agricultural educators to use for free to enhance their curriculums. You can assign your students to either take this interactive module in class or as homework. We have created an activity guidebook for you to pick and choose from to follow-up with your students after they take the module. If you would prefer to deliver the content on your own, you are welcome to take our free train-the-trainer version, housed in our Learning Lab, where you will gain access to the presentation slides.

This product has been created thanks to the generous support of CHS.

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