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AgWellness

AgWellness

By AgWellness
The AgWellness podcast explores mental health in the farming and ranching community. Our hosts, Jacob Hadfield and Josh Dallin, are ag extension agents at Utah State University. Mental health is a growing concern in the farming and ranching community and through this podcast, we will share stories about the impact of mental health concerns, helpful resources, and information. We have partnered on a new project called the Western Regional Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP). Please visit our website at farmstress.us to learn more.
Episode 7 - Interview with Hailey Holden
In this episode, Jake and Josh talk to Hailey Holden. She is the Livestock Program Coordinator for Juab County in Utah, has a long family history of ranching, and currently works with youth through the 4-H programs. They discuss how the ag industry has changed over time, attitudes towards mental health, and Hailey's work in the youth programs. Take a listen and don't forget to subscribe. Welcome back to our AgWellness podcast season two! Visit our website at farmstress.us Full transcript of this podcast is available here. If you are experiencing stress, mental health concerns, or suicidal thoughts, or if you know someone who is, please contact these resources. As always, if it is an emergency, dial 911. Crisis Lines Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741 Crisis Response Network 1-800-203-CARE (2273) SafeUT 833-372-3388 or download their app to use the chat feature If you need help finding a mental health provider, here are some ways to get started: Contact the person’s health insurance provider and ask about mental health professionals that are within the network. Psychology Today Service Finder: On this website, you can search for therapists, psychiatrists, treatment centers and support groups in your area. www.psychologytoday.com/us Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) • Here, you can find general information about mental health services in your area. • findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) • At this website, you can find health centers that offer more affordable options for people that do not have health insurance. • https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/ U.S. Department of Health and Human Services • This website can help if you have questions about insurance coverage for mental health. • https://www.hhs.gov/programs/topic-sites/mental-health-parity/mental-health-and-addiction-insurance-help/index.html Thanks for listening to the Ag Wellness podcast – be well!
18:30
September 20, 2022
Ep. 6 - Interview with Brinley Rhodes
In this episode, Jake and Josh interviewed Brinley Rhodes, a student and member of the ag community who did an exciting research project about mental health. In her own words, here's a preview about her and her work, " Iam currently a junior at Bear River High School. I have grown up in the ag industry, farming and raising livestock alongside my family. It has shaped me, and continues to make me who I am today. My interest in the topic of depression and anxiety among the ag industry began a couple years ago when I witnessed this problem in my own family. Not only did this take a toll on my own life but it made me realize just how big this problem is. Beginning in my sophomore year of high school I began researching multiple articles for my own personal benefit to try and find the causes of these episodes in myself and my dad. I quickly realized that although progress in research had been done regarding this topic, there was no study that had been done to determine what is causing these farmers and ranchers to experience these feelings. This lit a fire under me and led me to conduct my own research for my FFA agriscience fair project. After many hours of research, I constructed a survey to determine the most likely triggers that cause depressive and anxious episodes in farmers and ranchers. Once the survey was finalized it was sent to a USU professor for review before it was sent out to the public. The survey was made active for one week, and recorded 416 total responses. These responses represented 46 U.S. states, 5 Canadian Provinces, and 3 countries in all.  After the original rankings of these triggers had been determined, an extension project was done to further evaluate numbers and ensure the validity and reliability of my data. I plan to continue this research project in future years to determine the most effective methods of help, and hopefully continue this same research into college, as it is my plan to receive a master's degree in Psychology, focusing mainly on the ag industry." Full transcript is available here.
30:00
July 05, 2022
Ep. 5 Tasha Howard, How Can USU Extension Help You?
In this episode, Jake and Josh interview Tasha Howard. Tasha is an Assistant Professor for Utah State University Extension as well as the Juab County Extension Director. She has a three-part role assignment working in the areas of Health and Wellness, Family and Consumer Sciences, and 4-H and Youth Development. Her main programs include farm and ranch mental health, family and technology use, and youth leadership. They talk with her about what the role of USU Home and Community extension agents, mental health programming, and her key role in the AgWellness and WRASAP project. WE are also pleased to introduce Tasha as a future cohost of this podcast. A full transcript of this episode is available here. Links to the Mental Health Awareness and Advocacy courses discussed in this episode are available here.  Thanks for listening to this episode of the Ag Wellness podcast. Please subscribe, wherever you get your podcasts, visit our website at farmtress.us, and connect with us on social media at Ag Wellness Utah. If you are experiencing stress, mental health concerns, or suicidal thoughts, or if you know someone who is, please contact these resources. As always, if it is an emergency, dial 911. Crisis Lines Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741 Crisis Response Network 1-800-203-CARE (2273) SafeUT 833-372-3388 or download their app to use the chat feature If you need help finding a mental health provider, here are some ways to get started: Contact the person’s health insurance provider and ask about mental health professionals that are within the network. Psychology Today Service Finder: On this website, you can search for therapists, psychiatrists, treatment centers and support groups in your area. www.psychologytoday.com/us Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Here, you can find general information about mental health services in your area. findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)  At this website, you can find health centers that offer more affordable options for people that do not have health insurance. https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/ U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesThis website can help if you have questions about insurance coverage for mental health. https://www.hhs.gov/programs/topic-sites/mental-health-parity/mental-health-and-addiction-insurance-help/index.html Thanks for listening to the Ag Wellness podcast – be well!
29:52
April 18, 2022
Episode 4 Interview with Justen Smith
In this episode, Jake and Josh interview Justen Smith, who is the Director of the USU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resource Department. They had a wide ranging conversation about the issues facing folks involved in Utah's agricultural community and how multiple factors affect mental health in our communities. A full transcript of this episode is available here. To learn more about Justen Smith's work and USU Extension, please visit: https://extension.usu.edu/ To learn more about our work, please visit: farmstress.us or the Utah AgWellness team's mental health resources on this page. If you are experiencing stress, mental health concerns or suicidal thoughts or if you know someone who is please contact these resources. As always, if it is an emergency dial 911 crisis lines that are available are: Crisis Lines Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741 Crisis Response Network 1-800-203-CARE (2273) SafeUT 833-372-3388 or download their app to use the chat feature If you need help finding a mental health provider, here are some ways to get started: Contact the person’s health insurance provider and ask about mental health professionals that are within the network. Psychology Today Service Finder: On this website, you can search for therapists, psychiatrists, treatment centers and support groups in your area. www.psychologytoday.com/us Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Here, you can find general information about mental health services in your area. findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)At this website, you can find health centers that offer more affordable options for people that do not have health insurance. https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/ U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This website can help if you have questions about insurance coverage for mental health. https://www.hhs.gov/programs/topic-sites/mental-health-parity/mental-health-and-addiction-insurance-help/index.html Thanks for listening to the Ag Wellness podcast – be well!
32:48
March 16, 2022
Ep. 3 Dr. Karl Hoopes, Equine Therapy
In this episode, we hear from Dr. Karl Hoopes with USU Extension. He is the Equine Extension Specialist and started an innovative program called Ride Utah! Jake and Josh talk to Karl about how he got started with this program and how it benefits the participants. We also have a mental health minute featuring Dr. Ty Aller, providing so more insight on this topic. To learn more about Ride Utah! visit their website here or send an email to Karl at karl.hoopes@usu.edu. A full transcript of this podcast is available here. If you are experiencing stress, mental health concerns, suicidal thoughts, or if you know someone who is, please contact these resources. As always, if it is an emergency, dial 911. Crisis Lines and Resources Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741 Crisis Response Network 1-800-203-CARE (2273) SafeUT 833-372-3388 or download their app to use the chat feature If you need help finding a mental health provider, here are some ways to get started: Contact the person’s health insurance provider and ask about mental health professionals that are within the network. Psychology Today Service Finder: On this website, you can search for therapists, psychiatrists, treatment centers and support groups in your area. www.psychologytoday.com/us Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Here, you can find general information about mental health services in your area. findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) At this website, you can find health centers that offer more affordable options for people that do not have health insurance. https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/ U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.. This website can help if you have questions about insurance coverage for mental health. https://www.hhs.gov/programs/topic-sites/mental-health-parity/mental-health-and-addiction-insurance-help/index.html Thanks for listening to the Ag Wellness podcast – be well!
40:33
January 25, 2022
Ep. 2 Interview with Jordan Dallin
In this episode, hosts Josh Dallin and Jake Hadfield talk to Jordan Dallin (who you heard about in episode 1). He talks about his mental health journey and how he struggled for years until he realized he could get help with depression and reach out to family. We also hear from Dr. Ty Aller, a member of our team and a licensed mental health professional about some ways we are working to address issues in our communities and what you can do to help yourself or someone you know who is struggling with mental health.  A full transcript of this podcast is available here.  To learn more about our work, go to farmstress.us and make sure to follow us on Facebook for updates. Content warning: Jordan talks openly about suicide.  Crisis Lines Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741 Crisis Response Network 1-800-203-CARE (2273) SafeUT 833-372-3388 or download their app to use the chat feature If you need help finding a mental health provider, here are some ways to get started: Contact the person’s health insurance provider and ask about mental health professionals that are within the network. Psychology Today Service Finder: On this website, you can search for therapists, psychiatrists, treatment centers and support groups in your area. www.psychologytoday.com/us Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Here, you can find general information about mental health services in your area. findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) At this website, you can find health centers that offer more affordable options for people that do not have health insurance. https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/ U.S. Department of Health and Human Services This website can help if you have questions about insurance coverage for mental health. https://www.hhs.gov/programs/topic-sites/mental-health-parity/mental-health-and-addiction-insurance-help/index.html Thanks for listening to the Ag Wellness podcast – be well!
43:33
November 11, 2021
Ep. 1 Introduction to AgWellness
In our first episode, hosts Jake and Josh talk about the WRASAP project and the plans we have for the podcast. Josh shares his personal experience responding to a family member experiencing depression and why it is important to acknowledge and address mental health concerns in our communities. Visit our websites farmstress.us and aware.usu.edu to learn more. Also be sure to like and share our podcast with your network and hit subscribe to keep up to date on new episodes. If you would like to keep up on social media, follow our Facebook Page: [link and title} Full transcript available.  Thanks for listening to this episode of the AgWellness podcast. Please subscribe wherever you get your podcast, visit our website at farmstress.us and connect with us on social media at AgWellness Utah. If you are experiencing stress, mental health concerns or suicidal thoughts, or if you know someone who is please contact these resources as always, if it is an emergency dial 911 Crisis lines that are available are: FARMAID_ 1-800-FARMAID (1-800-327-6243) Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741 Crisis Response Network 1-800-203-CARE (2273) SafeUT 833-372-3388 or download their app to use the chat feature If you need help finding a mental health provider, here are some ways to get started: Contact the person’s health insurance provider and ask about mental health professionals that are within the network. Psychology Today Service Finder: On this website, you can search for therapists, psychiatrists, treatment centers and support groups in your area. www.psychologytoday.com/us Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Here, you can find general information about mental health services in your area. findtreatment.samhsa.gov/  Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) At this website, you can find health centers that offer more affordable options for people that do not have health insurance. https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/ U.S. Department of Health and Human Services .This website can help if you have questions about insurance coverage for mental health. https://www.hhs.gov/programs/topic-sites/mental-health-parity/mental-health-and-addiction-insurance-help/index.html
30:28
October 01, 2021