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Episode 143: “Recognizing and Responding to Farmers at Risk” w/Kim Moffat
In this week’s episode, Tracy speaks with Kim Moffat about “Recognizing and Responding to Farmers at Risk.”
If a farmer you know was struggling, would you know how to recognize and respond? This episode is a must-see for everyone in the farming community.
In this episode, Tracy and Kim discuss:
- Kim’s twenty years of experience working on crisis and suicide prevention lines.
- Kim starts the conversation by speaking about the common myths that persist around suicide.
- She shares ways that we can start to recognize when people are just not ok.
- Having shared the signs to recognize that there might be a problem, Kim walks us through how to respond.
- To wrap up the episode, Kim shares some resources for farmers who are struggling. What numbers to call and how these resources can assist individuals at risk.
If you farm or work with farmers, you will not want to miss this episode. This knowledge can honestly save a life.
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* Disclaimer - As always, this information is not intended to provide business or medical advice. To ensure that your own circumstances have been properly considered and that action is taken based on the latest information available, you should obtain professional advice from qualified business or medical professionals before acting on any of the information in this post.
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Growing up on the farm taught me the importance of hard work and determination. I also learned of the importance of watching over your neighbor to make sure they were doing just as well as you. Undoubtably that shaped my desire to help others.
After completing the Psychiatric Nursing program at the Brandon Mental Health Center School of Nursing, I married my partner Brent, a young farmer from our area. We began our farming career, first in cereals and then turned our focus to cattle. Nothing made us happier than seeing our 3 children enjoying all the benefits of farm life. Sadly however, BSE had a devasting impact on our operation and eventually we were faced with the difficult reality of needing to exit the profession that we loved so dearly.
During this time, I was working in various roles helping people in crisis. In 2000 my two passions collided, and I began work with the Manitoba Farm, Rural and Northern Support Services. For twenty years I worked with producers and their families offering counselling, support information and crisis intervention.
The Impact Farming Show
Welcome to Impact Farming, Farm Marketer's video and audio show dedicated to helping Canadian farmers excel in the business of farming. Our goal with this show is to introduce our audience to the people and ideas that are going to make an IMPACT on their farming operation.
Show Host - Tracy Brunet
CEO of Farm Marketer
Tracy and her husband are cattle ranchers in South East, Manitoba. As host of the show, primary producer and agvocate, Tracy is passionate about helping farmers succeed in the business of farming.
In each episode, Tracy chats with today's most successful farm advisors and industry leaders to bring our audience the best and most important ideas.