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AEE-150NP

Authors as Published

Crystal Kyle, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, Virginia Tech; Kim Niewolny, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, Virginia Tech; Nicole Orndoff, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Don Ohanehi, Instructor, Department of Engineering Education, Virginia Tech; Kirk Ballin, Program Coordinator, AgrAbility Virginia; Joe Young, Service Coordinator, AgrAbility Virginia; Steve Bridge, Service Coordinator, AgrAbility Virginia; Tristan Robertson, Community Director, Easter Seals UCP

JPG-Mental Health Topics for Farm Families and Caregivers: An AgrAbility Virginia Program Resource

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Rural mental health caregivers on a farm face a plethora of challenges in addition to difficulties associated with caregiving for another individual. Isolation is a large problem, which makes the development of a support group a priority. The farming population is aging causing other problems to emerge. Rural elderly living on farms are more likely to have physical or chronic diseases, live in poverty, and live alone than their urban counterparts.


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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

September 15, 2016