Farm & Ranch Stress Seminar Coming To Watford City, Nov. 10

Farming/ranching rank among the top ten most stressful occupations in the United States. Too much stress takes a toll on health, including one’s mental and emotional well-being.

Adult Mental Health First Aid, a program that addresses ongoing issues of farm/ranch stress, will be held from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. CT, Wednesday, Nov. 10 at NDSU Extension/McKenzie County, Watford City. Pre-registration is requested prior to attending by going to or please call NDSU Extension/McKenzie County at 701-444-3451 or email [email protected] or [email protected].

This particular Mental Health First aid training will provide participants with awareness and skills to support the mental and behavioral health of oneself, others working in agriculture, or those supporting the agricultural industry. Those attending will learn to recognize, understand and respond to signs of mental health concerns (such as depression, substance misuse, or suicidal thinking), such as listening, giving support and connecting someone with appropriate professional resources.

Trained facilitators will teach this program from FirstLink and Together Counseling. It consists of a six-hour training combined with a two-hour self-study training. CEUs are available.

This training is free, with costs covered by the ND Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Center grant project (USDA-NIFTA).

For more information, contact NDSU Extension/McKenzie County at 701-444-3451.


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