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Supporting Farmers' Mental Health: Understanding Farm Culture and Farm Family Dynamics

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Behavioral Health Training Partnership, Wisconsin Farm Center
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis


Supporting Farmer's Mental Health is an interactive, self-paced online training course for behavioral health providers focusing on the mental health needs of farmers and their family members due to the unique challenges and stressors currently facing individuals working as farmers. Providers can earn 6 continuing education hours after completing the course and taking a series of quizzes.

Objectives of the course include:

  • Understand the culture of farming and farm family dynamics
  • Understand the financial structure of a farm and the stress it produces
  • Learn the best approaches to supporting farmers and their families with mental health, substance use, and crisis challenges
  • Identify available resources to support farmers and their families

The course consists of 8 modules each focused on a specific topic related to supporting the mental health of farmers. Additional information about the course content and instructors can be found in the course description.


The training is intended for behavioral health providers with an interest in gaining a better understanding of the mental health needs and challenges of farmers and their families.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

The course is offered at no cost to members of the Behavioral Health Training Partnership. There is a $85 course fee for non-members.

Application process

A link to the course registration is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Culture and cultural competency · Farmers and farmworkers · Health workforce education and training · Mental health conditions · Substance use and misuse · Suicide and suicide prevention

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