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The Farm Life: Mental Health & Stress Resources to Aid Farmers and their Families

The Farm Life: Mental Health & Stress Resources to Aid Farmers and their Families

The Farm Life: Mental Health & Stress Resources to Aid Farmers and their Families

Katelyn Macy, DVM, MPH
Katelyn Macy, DVM, MPH
on behalf of Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

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Launch date: 18 Nov 2020
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Last updated: 18 Nov 2020

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Volatile markets, income swings, input costs, weather disruptions, and animal health issues (both human and animal) can generate high levels of stress in farm families. Veterinarians with farm family clients can learn about mental health resources and programs available to provide assistance and relief from the stressful and unpredictable aspects of farming.

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Reviewing stressors for farm families and the impact on their mental health.
Katelyn Macy, DVM, MPH

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Katelyn Macy, DVM, MPH
on behalf of Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Katelyn Macy serves as the District 9 Field Veterinarian for the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH). Prior to joining BOAH, Dr. Macy worked as a research associate for the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

She is a 2015 graduate of Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and a 2011 graduate of the University of Vermont in Animal Sciences. In 2018, she earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Macy is also a trained Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician.

Dr. Macy is passionate about mental health and emotional wellbeing. She serves on the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association’s veterinarian wellbeing working group. In 2019, she completed the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Workplace Wellbeing Certificate Program. Dr. Macy is also QPR certified, which stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, an initiative to help prevent suicide. She has worked with Michigan State University to assist in the development and facilitation of materials to help improve USDA Farm Service Agency field employees’ readiness to serve farmers and ranchers through training on mental and emotional wellbeing.

Dr. Macy grew-up in New Hampshire. She enjoys traveling, hiking, downhill skiing, gardening, spending time with family and friends, and getting lost in a good book. Dr. Macy and her husband have lived in Southeast Indiana since 2018 when she joined BOAH.

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  • University Accredited Veterinary CE
  • 0.25 Hours

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