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Four County to Partner with IU Health Tipton and Purdue Extension on Mental Heath Awareness

Four County is excited to announce their partnership with Purdue Extension Cass County and IU Health Tipton Hospital on spreading mental health awareness. IU Health Tipton is hosting a discussion on mental health. Purdue Extension Cass County will be hosting a workshop on how to communicate with farmers under stress. 

As a part of the #changementalhealth campaign, Four County and IU Health Tipton Hospital are partnering to host a discussion on mental health on Thursday, July 18 at 6 p.m. Lisa Willis-Gidley, Four County’s Vice President of Operations, Southern Region, will discuss the “Five Signs of Emotional Suffering” from Change Direction. Lisa’s discussion will help the community understand the signs of emotional suffering and how to identify them. The program will provide tools to help community members identify the symptoms and how to ask for help when needed.  

Four County will also be partnering with Purdue Extension Cass County for a workshop to communicate with farmers under stress on Tuesday, August 20. The Farmers Under Stress workshop is meant to be presented specifically to agricultural professionals who work with farmers and their families. The workshop will help those working with farmers to recognize and respond when a farmer or a farm family member might need help. This workshop will also provide QPR Training which stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. QPR Training will help to recognize the warning signs of suicide and how to question, persuade, and refer someone for help.  

The discussion on mental health at IU Health Tipton will be held at the Tipton County Library Meeting Room at 6 p.m. on July 18, no RSVP needed. The Farmers Under Stress Workshop will be held at the Cass County Fairground from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To RSVP for the workshop, call 574-753-7750 or email Jane Horner at horner8@purdue.edu.   
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