Focusing on combating the mental health crisis in agriculture, join Jason Medows every other week as he delves into the topics that are hard to talk about.
ASOM - Ep 80 - Terryn Drieling - Faith, Family, & Beef
I’ve mentioned in previous episodes about my fascination with the Enneagram. It’s been very helpful in me being more self aware and in helping my marriage. Terryn Drieling is a self proclaimed Enneagram Nerd. She and her family live and work on a large ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska. We talk about the Enneagram and how it can be helpful in our own personal development and in how we interact in relationships. Terryn will soon be launching a podcast of her own which is diving even deeper into the Enneagram and how it can serve rural women in their lives. Find Terryn online at https://faithfamilyandbeef.com/
Beef Tips 6 - Social Media Fast
Happy Easter! Some may have noticed my absence from social media this past week. In honor of Holy Week, I wanted to take the opportunity to make sacrifice in my life. That sacrifice was social media. I talk today about why I made the decision, and how it has impacted me this week. I love social media and love all the friends I have made as a result of being active on social media. However, I believe that a break from it all can be a great reset in our lives and an excellent, simple tactic to better mental health.
ASOM - Ep 79 - Rebecca Henry - Hardin Farms
Pharmacists are among some of the most accessible health care professionals, especially in a rural community. They are the place where so many who cannot get into a doctor come to for immediate help. My guest today, Rebecca Henry, knows this connection all too well. Rebecca, like me, is a cattle producer and a pharmacist in a rural community. Her and her husband live outside of Moulton, Alabama. We talk about the health challenges that are facing rural America, and how a pharmacist can play an integral role in patients getting the help they need. We also spend a bit of time talking about what it’s like to have multiple passions going at once. Find more about Rebecca and her operation at https://hardinfarms.com/
Beef Tips 5 - Stockmanship/Low Stress while working cows
Over the past couple of years, lots of things have changed around our home operation. One of the biggest things to change is how we handle our cattle when it comes time to work them. By instilling a few different tactics and attitudes, we have made working cattle a more positive, less stressful event at our place.
ASOM - Ep 78 - MOST Policy Initiative Briefing on Farmer Mental Health
Earlier this month, I was asked by MOST Policy Initiative to share my perspective and personal story on rural and ag mental health on a briefing to those involved in policy decisions at the Missouri state level. I shared my perspective on the three big pillars which are inhibiting access to rural mental health care: stigma, lack of mental health care providers, and sub par internet access in rural areas. I also discuss solutions to each of these issues. I want to thank Dr. Rachel Owen and Dr. Eleni Bickell with MOST for allowing me this opportunity to speak to those who make important policy decisions in our state. Also thanks to Dr. Michael Rosemann and Professor Kathy Dothage for sharing this panel with me. As I said in my talk, I am a proud rural Missourian and I want to see our state thrive. To find out more about this panel and MOST policy initiative go to https://mostpolicyinitiative.org/mental-health-services-for-farmers-briefing/
Beef Tips Ep 4 - Intentional Relationship With Money
Today's episode is not necessarily related to my farm or cattle operation but my relationship with money. I watched stories from Megan Teerlink this week and she expounded on an experience she had at Costco this week. We are always chasing money just to spend it as fast as it comes to us. What if there was another option. What if we created a new energy around money that we don't have to spend it as soon as we get it. Becoming more intentional with our money will help us create a more abundant mindset around it. Find more at https://agstateofmind.com/?p=1566
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Great Listening for any Rural Based Provider!!
Through the podcast, Jason provides great conversations to not only break down the mental health stigma for those living the agricultural lifestyle, but he also creates an avenue by which mental health providers can gain understanding and cultural competency as they serve in rural areas. I encourage any rural mental health provider to follow Jason’s work!
Mental Health Needs More Convo, esp in Rural Areas
One of the things I love about podcasts is how niche they can become. I live in a city and am pretty familiar with some of our mental health issues but pulling together voices from rural America sets an incredibly different path and Jason’s knowledge, personal commitment and empathy really adds value to this critical discussion.
Great show with great content
Jason's show is much needed today and he does a great job interviewing guests and talking about mental health in the agriculture industry. Great Show!