Farmers invited to a conference on mental health
Farmers in the community are invited to a conference on farmer-related stress and mental health management to be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 17, at the Westin Resort Guam.
The first-time conference, titled “Farmer Focus: Cultivating Health and Wellness with Our Farming Community,” is being hosted by the University of Guam Cooperative Extension & Outreach office and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences along with the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center and the Western Regional Agricultural Stress Assistance Program.
Participants will hear educational talks from local, regional, and national behavioral health specialists and industry professionals on stress and anxiety management, identifying signs of stress and anxiety, suicide prevention, relaxation techniques, overall wellness, and access to mental health services.
For the keynote address, Michelle Grocke, an assistant professor and health and wellness specialist at Montana State University, who holds a doctorate in medical anthropology, will present on recent data collection and insights from the Western Regional Agricultural Stress Assistance Program.
Other wellness talks will include:
Participants can also learn about mini grant funding opportunities of up to $10,000 to promote behavioral health and wellness in the agricultural community.
The conference is made possible through funding by the Western Regional Agricultural Stress Assistance Program, a national network of organizations and community members working to support the agricultural community.