Mental Health Education

About USU Extension Mental Health Education

From self-compassion to suicide prevention, and everything in between, our goal is to provide resources and education to help improve mental health. Whether you are looking to help yourself, or help someone you care about, take a minute to browse through the links and explore resources.

AgWellness Podcast

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The new AgWellness podcast series explores mental health in farming and ranching communities. Our hosts, Jacob Hadfield and Josh Dallin, are ag extension agents at Utah State University. Mental health is a growing concern in the farming and ranching community and through this podcast, we will share stories about the impact of mental health concerns, helpful resources, and information. We have partnered on a new project called the Western Regional Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP). Please visit our website at to learn more and make sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to the podcast to keep up to date. To read any of the podcasts see a list of transcripts here.

Episode 2: Interview with Jordan Dallin

In this episode, hosts Josh Dallin and Jake Hadfield talk to Jordan Dallin (who you heard about in episode 1). He talks about his mental health journey and how he struggled for years until he realized he could get help with depression and reach out to fam...

Episode 1: Introduction to AgWellness

Hosts, Jake Hadfield and Josh Dallin, talk about this new podcast and the various projects we are working on to support farming and ranching communities in Utah. Josh talks about his experience with a family member and how training on mental health awaren...

Mental Health Articles

The Importance of Self Appreciation

Oftentimes we leave ourselves off our gratitude list, but it is important to make sure you show self-appreciation. By recognizing and reflecting on where you’ve been and where you can go, putting time into your physical health, figuring out what it is tha...

How Body Image Affects Mental Health

Developing a positive body image takes time and effort. Be patient with yourself as you try to not only have more love for your body, but to realize you are more than a body. You are a human being with talents and qualities that are much more important th...