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2021 Workshops

Join the Caregiver Support Network Friday October 8 at 2 pm EST - online via Zoom for a free webinar on Self-care, local resources and mental health

Let's Talk About Caregivers and Mental Health - Click here to link to the video (takes you to YouTube)

Caregiver mental health resources 

Presented by Bridget Britton, Behavioral Health Field Specialist, OSU Extension

Bridget has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social Work, and is a licensed social worker. She has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years. Bridget has certifications to teach Mental Health First Aid, QPR (Question Persuade Refer), and Trauma 101. She has worked with OSU Extension for 5 years after time as a therapist and foster care supervisor.  Who should attend this training?

  • Caregivers that live in a rural setting

  • Anyone working or living on a farm

  • People that want to learn more about improving mental health in limited access areas

What will the training focus on?

  • Concentrating on self-care when it is difficult to get away from the home or the farm

  • How to stay connected and in tune with our mental health needs when services are limited

  • Looking into local resources, when there is a lack of them in our rural communities

  • Deeper dive into the unique stressors of Rural and Agricultural communities

Contact: Laura Akgerman at 614-292-0622 or

Attendees seeking an accommodation to participate in the webinar are encouraged to contact Laura Akgerman at Requests made 10 days prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date. The webinar will be auto-captioned, recorded and posted at