Farm & Ranch Families + Mental Health Podcast Episode

September is National Suicide Prevention Month.  This is a topic that is very important to me, so I wanted to do a podcast episode discussing mental health in the agricultural context.  I was joined by Ted Matthews, a counselor who has spent his career working with farm and ranch families as Director of the Minnesota Rural Mental Health Specialists.  Ted offered some great insight about mental health on the farm.  To listen to our conversation, click here.

Additionally, we’ve compiled a list of resources related to mental health that I’d like to share.

Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline:  833-600-2670

Ted’s You Tube channel 

National Ag Law Center compilation of mental health resources by state 

National suicide prevention hotline

Prior mental health podcast with Adrienne DeSutter

Prior mental health podcast with Lesley Kelly 


Fighting to improve your mental health is something we should all be doing.  Asking for help if you need it is a brave first step.  You are not alone.

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