2023 Rural Mental Health Summit
This event will be an opportunity for dialogue between Illinois agricultural leaders and health professionals to share, learn and develop relationships so we can better serve Illinois rural residents together.
Attendees will join panelists that will share their experiences with mental health support. Panel members will provide insight to rural life, their experiences with managing mental health wellness and the importance of a support system
Group discussion will also focus on factors that influence the stress and mental health of rural farm families and the agriculture industry’s efforts. Other topics will include discussion for agriculture leaders on different professional roles, helplines and best approaches to assist someone in need.
Registration is closed.
Registration 9 a.m.
Summit 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Lunch provided)
WELCOME: Jerry Costello II, Director, Illinois Department of Agriculture
Moderator: Karen Stallman, Agriculture Resource Specialist, Farm Family Resource Initiative SIU Medicine
PANEL: Producer, Farm Family and Health Professional Share Experiences with Mental Health
Support. Panel members will provide insight into rural life, their experiences with managing mental health wellness, and the importance of support systems.
Moderator: Dr. Josie Rudolphi, the University of Illinois Extension
Panelists: Greg St. Aubin, Producer, Manteno, IL; Matt and Liz Hulsizer, Farm Family, Oneida, IL;
Bonnie Landwehr, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Behavioral Health Program Supervisor SIU Medicine
11 a.m. 12 p.m.
GROUP DISCUSSIONS: A SHARING OF PERSPECTIVE -OPPORTUNITY FOR QUESTIONS/ANSWERS
Moderator: Karen Stallman
AGRICULTURE AND MENTAL HEALTH: ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR HEALTH CARE
PROFESSIONALS. Discussion on the factors that influence stress and mental health of rural farm families and the Agriculture Industry’s efforts.
Moderators: Jim Birge, Farm Bureau Certified Manager, Sangamon County Farm Bureau;
LaDean Goodwin- Scheurer, Farm Family Resource Initiative SIU Medicine
EXPLORING WAYS WE CAN BETTER SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH WELLNESS FOR OUR AGRICULTURE COMMUNITY. Discussion for Agriculture leaders on different professional roles, helplines, and best approaches to assist someone in need.
Moderators: Mary Garrison, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Academy of Certified Social Workers,
President CEO Heritage Behavioral Health Center; Al Zwilling, Foundation and Community
Outreach Director, Mercer Foundation for Health
12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
HELPING OUR LOCAL RURAL PEOPLE TOGETHER
Moderator: Lynn Weis, Farm Family Resource Initiative SIU Medicine Agriculture and health professionals from similar geographical locations will discuss future networking and collaboration
Moderators: Mary Garrison; Lynn Weis; Karen Stallman; LaDean Goodwin-Scheurer; Krissy Dixon
1:45 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Wrap-Up and Evaluation