NY Farm Net Offers Virtual Adult Mental Health First Aid

NY FarmNet is pleased to offer this free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course. Farmers, agribusiness workers, and anyone who interacts with the agricultural community is encouraged to attend this free training.

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults. You’ll build skills and confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to those who are struggling. You’ll also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.

Click here to register for this free training!

The online course will consist of 2 hours of pre-course online work and 6 hours of live, online instruction.

After the course, you will be able to:

• Recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.

• Understand how to interact with a person in crisis and connect them with help.

• Use self-care tools and techniques.

This free training is made possible by funding from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food & Agriculture. They have invested nearly $25 million in addressing farmer behavioral health on a state by state basis as part of the Farm and Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) through state Departments of Agriculture.

Contact NY FarmNet at 1-800-547-3276 with any questions.

This work is supported by 7 U.S.C. 5936, Section 7522 of FCEA of 2008, Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN), Grant No. 2021-70035-35550, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Friday, January 27, 2023 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

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