Mental Health Innovations Exchange

On the first Wednesday of every month, 2-3 mental health and agricultural professionals talk about their mental health project in a 10-15 minute flash presentation. The objective of our monthly meetings is to engage innovative ideas and strategies to serve the farming and ranching community in the area of mental health.

This is an open monthly meeting with representation across our nation. Please extend invitations to colleagues and other professionals that are interested in this subject.

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Be a Flash Speaker:

Would you like to share your mental health project with our national audience? Use this form to submit your interest: 

Meetings happen on the first Wednesday of the month. Tell us which month you are available to present.
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Coming May 1, 2024:

To be announced…

Catch Up on Old Meetings:

Meetings are recorded, so if you have missed one or want to listen again to a presentation, you can!

April 3, 2024

Greg Kettner– Change The World with Laughter (start at 6:19)

Jamie Styons– Innovative Naloxone Campaign (start at 27:48)

March 6, 2024

Holly Aker – Boots to Business, Veterans beginning farming or ranching (start at 4:25)

February 7, 2024

Chris Pawelski– Muckville Documentary Film (start at 1:27)

Dr. Tara Haskins – Farm Response/ AgriStress Helpline (start at 33:48)

January 3, 2024

Dr. Ivette Ruiz, Ph.D. MHS, HS-BCP – Healing By Growing Farms (start at 1:05)

Hanna Bates / Jennifer Pollmiller, MA – The Coffee Break Project (start at 24:50)

December 6, 2023

Jackie Allenbrand – P.H.A.R.M. Dog USA (start at 1:55)

Maret Felzian – COMET Training (start at 29:30)

November 1, 2023

Connie Baptiste – MFH Services4U / Mental Health Certified Peer Support Specialist (start at 1:28)

October 4, 2023

Dave Anderson – PTO Link (start at 1:56)

Darla Tyler-McSherry – Ask in Earnest (start at 30:33)

September 6, 2023

Krystal Butler – Ag Women Connect (start at 2:01)

August 2, 2023

Lee Friesen – Introducing Agriculture Beyond Boundaries, Inc. (start at 2:25)

July 5, 2023

Cheryl Beseler, PhD – FarmResponse (start at 1:07)

Linda Emanuel, BSN, RN – Pork Expo/Mental Health (start at 28:41)

June 7, 2023

Maria Pippidis, AFC, FFC – Confident Conversations (start at 1:47)

Katie Pierce-Farrier – Telehealth for Libraries Course (start at 36:05)

May 3, 2023

Kimber J. Nicoletti-Martinez, MSW, LCSW – Latino/Farm Worker Outreach (start at 2:49)

Tara Haskins, DNP, MSN, RN, AHN-BC – FarmResponse (start at 30:23)

April 5, 2023

Natalie Bolton, LPCC-S – “Check Your Engine Light” (start at :29)

Kimber J. Nicoletti-Martinez, MSW, LCSW – Latino/Farm Worker Outreach (start at 23:50)

Adam Ingrao, PHD – Heroes to Hive Project (start at 36:08)

March 1, 2023

Shelbie Lambert, MPH, CHW – Grant Video & Discussion Guide (start at 1:50)

Thao Le, PHD, MPH – Title: Farmer Mental Health in Hawaii: Efforts in Caring (start at 31:35)

Due to technical difficulties, the recording of this session was not captured. Sorry for the inconvenience.

February 1, 2023

Anne Montgomery, Ph.D., Biostatistician, Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center – Stephanie Basey, MSHS, Ph.D. Candidate, Mercer University School of Medicine – Lily Baucom, Executive Director, Georgia Foundation for Agriculture Farmer Mental Well-Being: A Study of Georgia Farmers

Sheryl Foland, MSW, LCSW No More Empty Saddles

Ted Matthews Mental Health Outreach Program

January 4, 2023

Frank King The Mental Health Comedian and Suicide Prevention Speaker, works with farm groups to develop effective suicide prevention strategies within their industry (start at 2:34)

Jeni Pedroza Wounded Warrior Project – Mental and Brain Health Services Manager (start at 25:55)

Click here to view recordings from 2022