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‘Grasping at straws’: Farm advocates concur more resources needed to combat high suicide rates

Psychologist Michael Rosmann said that whenever he is home at his family’s farm in western Iowa he is taking calls or answering emails from farmers asking for help or counseling. He specializes in behavioral health for farmers and said he has received more requests for assistance in recent months than the last three decades. “My … Continue reading ‘Grasping at straws’: Farm advocates concur more resources needed to combat high suicide rates

ART: When Is an Artist’s Mental Health Your Business?

What does an understanding of an artist’s life story bring to bear on their work? It’s an old question, and of course, one that doesn’t have an easy answer. Biographical information can enrich our understanding of a practice, but it can also narrow a viewer’s focus, forcing critical interpretations through a distorting lens. We certainly … Continue reading ART: When Is an Artist’s Mental Health Your Business?

Navigating the Student Healthcare Framework

The decision to share confidential student health information among clinicians in the campus health center and counseling center also deserves consideration. Over the past ten years, the US federal government has established integration between primary care and mental health services as a significant priority (learn more here). There are widely varying models for this integration … Continue reading Navigating the Student Healthcare Framework

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