The Dairy Girl Network (DGN) recognizes the need for conversations and on-going awareness on mental health. During the month of May, DGN will bring forth a webinar and discussion session in the form of a mini-series in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.
Registration is FREE, open to the industry; both men and women are welcome. The event is broken up in to two parts with the first being a presentation and the second being a guided discussion.
Thursday, May 18th at 12:00 p.m. CST
Topic: C-PTSD in Farm Families
Presented by: Jessica Beauchamp, MSW, LCSW, Off The Couch Counseling and Consultation
Summary: Some of us have heard of or known someone that experienced a traumatic event and was later diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). But what about all those smaller, ongoing stressful events that we experience in life as a farmer or farm family? In the agriculture industry this may look like the constant shifting of costs of doing business, the never ending unpredictability of weather and the impact it has on the farm and farmer and even those around the farmer. The brain and body can perceive these as traumas and will have a similar response as PTSD, except this is called C-PTSD or Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Anything the brain and body perceive as a trauma is important to be aware of and work through, otherwise they keep compiling and symptoms get worse. Learn more about the differences between PTSD and C-PTSD, predisposing factors of C-PTSD, how C-PTSD specifically impacts farm families and what you can do to help.
Thursday, May 25th at 12:00 p.m. CST
Summary: Part two of our #StrongerTogetHER mental wellness series for May. Join us for a guided discussion with our expert, Jessica Beauchamp, MSW, LCSW, to discuss C-PTSD, farm stress and more. This will be an encouraging place to be open and grow. Come to participate or come to listen. Jes and others will help lead discussions and offer tips and tools to help you maneuver through the journey you are on. This session will not be recorded. This session with allow you to change your ID name or keep your video off if you wish to be anonymous.
Registration for both sessions is available at DairyGirlNetwork.com
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