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Conference Name A campaign on farm stress during the pandemic

Cole Ehmke


At the time of the pandemic, farmers/ranchers and those living in rural communities in Wyoming were facing significant uncertainty, with potential negative impacts on their mental health and well-being. Research had shown a rise in reports of loneliness – a particular concern for young people – difficulties for those with pre-existing mental health issues, and an increase in reports of suicidal ideation. This effort addressed the anxiety and distress by supporting good mental health and well-being practices. It also encouraged individuals to become engaged with those who might be at risk of self-harm (following QPR practices). Specifically it consisted of a series of fliers and advertisements disseminated widely across the state. This poster reviews the effort.