Women farmers and landowners wear multiple hats and juggle various responsibilities, often providing key emotional support to family and community members. For many, the winter months bring additional stress, taking a toll on mental health.
On February 17, from 10am until noon, Wisconsin Women in Conservation (WiWiC) will partner with Farm Well Wisconsin to provide a two-hour virtual training to help women learn to recognize someone in need and respond intentionally and effectively, without putting their own mental health at risk. This small-group interactive session is free to all women landowners, farmers, and conservation professionals in Barron, Dunn and Polk counties.
“Mental health is a topic that impacts everyone. For better or worse, women often take on the role of providing emotional support for their families and extended networks – acting as counselors, confidants, and mediators,” says Chris Frakes, director of Farm Well Wisconsin. “It is vital to learn the skills needed to carry out those roles more effectively and to learn how to set boundaries that protect your own wellbeing.”