Last month’s triple murder-suicide in a wheat field south of Cando, North Dakota heightened the awareness of mental wellness within the ag sector. During an interview on the Red River Farm Network, therapist Becky Kopp-Dunham and NDSU Extension Specialist Sean Brothersen said resources are available to help farmers and ranchers. “USDA has provided funding to NDSU Extension and Together Counseling that makes counseling support available at limited cost or no cost,” said Brothersen. Tele-therapy is available so counseling can be done in the cab of the pickup rather than making a trip to a large city.
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