"Breaking the Stigma on Mental Health" by Renee Sutkay, Journey Mental Health
From fluctuating prices to inclement weather, the uncertainty that comes with farming can create a lot of pressure and stress that weighs on you and your family. When the pressure becomes too much and starts to negatively impact your life, there is no shame in reaching out to a mental health professional for help. Renee Sutkay, Associate Director at Journey Mental Health, shares the importance of seeking mental health assistance when needed, signs and symptoms of depression, and where to reach out for help in this “Rural Realities” podcast episode.
Experiencing a challenge on the farm? Contact the Wisconsin Farm Center! With more than 50 years of agriculture experience collectively, the Wisconsin Farm Center team offers free and confidential financial planning services, mediation/arbitration, herd-based diagnostics, and more. They can be reached at 800-942-2474 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on programs and services are available at https://farmcenter.wi.gov.
If you are experiencing increased stress, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or just need a welcoming ear to talk to, please contact the free and confidential 24/7 WI Farmer Wellness Hotline at 888-901-2558 for immediate support. Ongoing in-person and tele-counseling sessions are also available by request.