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Thu, Oct 19

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Kalahari Resorts & Convention Center

19th Annual Mental Health & Substance Use Recovery Conference

Join Farmer Angel Network focusing on *Ginoojimomin: We Recover

19th Annual Mental Health & Substance Use Recovery Conference
19th Annual Mental Health & Substance Use Recovery Conference

Time & Location

Oct 19, 2023, 7:00 AM – Oct 20, 2023, 4:00 PM

Kalahari Resorts & Convention Center, 1305 Kalahari Dr, Baraboo, WI 53913, USA

About the event

Conference info at https://www3.uwsp.edu/conted/Pages/Mental-Health-and-Substance-Use-Recovery-Conference.aspx

Farmer Angel Network highlighted in a breakout session,  Innovative Mental Health Programs & Resources for Farmers, presenters: Karen Endres, DATCP, Wisconsin Farm Center, Dorothy Harms, Farmer Angel Network and Megan Wolf, SAC, LPC.

Farmers and their families are committed to their land, animals and the legacy they inherited to produce safe, healthy food products and protect our natural resources. Long hours, uncertain market conditions, increasingly complex business systems and working with family often lead to stress, injury and/or exhaustion. Higher suicide rates, substance use, depression and/or anxiety or issues that no one wants to talk about. Learn first-hand from each speaker with professional and lived experience in farming how we are developing innovative resources to help Wisconsin farmers and their families with mental health.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to understand why farm culture is unique and the mental health challenges facing rural Wisconsin.
  • Participants will be able to see an example of how a rural community is coming together to build local resources for farmers.
  • Participants will be able to understand how to counsel farmers and to have the biggest impact. ​

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