The purpose of Mental Health Awareness Month (recognized since 1949) is to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses, the realities of living with these conditions, and strategies for attaining mental health and wellness. Mental health conditions affect one in five Americans. The Ohio State University takes mental health very seriously and provides many resources to help those afflicted with mental health issues, as well as those who work to assist others with mental health conditions. More information is available online.
Kudos to the many of our OSU Extension professionals who work to address mental health issues with our peers, colleagues, and community partners. There are many ways in which our teams help all Ohioans with these concerns. For example, the Agronomy and Farm Management team recently published a podcast about Dealing with Farm Stress. Visit podcast.osu.edu/agronomy/2022/05/11/episode-97-dealing-with-farm-stress to learn more. You can also check out their website at go.osu.edu/farmstress. If you need resources or additional information, contact Bridget Britton, Extension field specialist, behavioral health, at firstname.lastname@example.org.