Farm Youth Mental Health: What We Know and How to Help

Summary: Caring for both the physical and emotional health of our next generation is crucial. From adapting to changes to feeling overwhelmed, like adults, children also experience stress and anxiety; however, they may be unsure of what they are feeling and how to respond. During this webinar, we will take a closer look at the status of farm youth mental health. We will recognize causes of stress among youth living in farming and rural communities and highlight the resources available to assist families.

Intended Audience: Extension, practitioners, educators, farming/rural families, etc.

Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to…
– Describe the status of farm youth’s mental health including the prevalence of anxiety and depression.
– Recognize common and unique reasons or causes of stress among youth living in farming and rural communities.
– Identify mental health and wellness resources available to assist farm families and where to locate them.

Categories: Mental Health, Young Farmers
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