Farmers have had an incredibly difficult time over the last year. With tough planting conditions and a trade war with crippling tariffs, farmers are stressed more than ever and now COVID-19 is impacting their spring.
In this podcast episode, host Joel Heitkamp visits with Dr. Andy McLean, Chair of Psychiatry at UND and Dr. Maridee Shogren, Clinical Associate Professor at UND. They visit with host Joel Heitkamp about the work UND is doing to serve folks who are struggling with depression during these tough times.
If folks need help, they can call 211 for the suicide hotline and many resources are available on UND's website. In addition, please follow the links below for more information and assistance:
Mountain Plains MHTTC (Mental health assistance)
Mountain Plains ATTC (Addiction services)
Depression, Alcohol and Farm Stress: Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders in Rural America