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Wellness- Rural Communities & Farm Families- Mental Health First Aid as a Health Literacy Tool

Mary Greeley Medical Center via YouTube


This course aims to educate participants on the importance of mental health first aid as a tool for health literacy in rural communities and farm families. The course covers topics such as understanding stress in rural communities, agricultural stress, disaster response, mental health issues specific to farmers, suicide prevention, and resources available for mental health support. Participants will learn how to identify signs of mental health issues, provide initial help, and guide individuals towards appropriate professional support. The teaching method includes lectures, case studies, and discussions. This course is intended for healthcare professionals, mental health advocates, community workers, and individuals interested in supporting mental health in rural and farming communities.


Stress in Rural Communities
What is Stress
Agricultural Stress
Disaster Response
Physical Health
Mental Health
Pulse Survey
Farm Size
Family Farms
Financial Uncertainty
Farm Income
Return on Investment
Farmers Mental Health
Impact of Mental Health
Veterans Suicide
Reducing Access to Treatment
Traffic Fatalities
What can we do
Mental Health First Aid
Anchoring in Information
Supporting the Entire Population
Postpartum Depression
Spanish Speaking Communities
Mental Health in Healthcare
Covered Recovery Iowa
National Suicide Lifeline
Farm Rescue
Historical Context
Questions Comments
Thank You

Taught by

Mary Greeley Medical Center


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