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Today’s workforce is under unique pressure, and that pressure can lead to anxiety, feelings of instability, withdrawal, and the possible need for counseling and care.

Difficulty accessing the life-saving mental health care needed or not being aware of the mental health care options available can have detrimental consequences.

Even employees with access to care suffer from stigma and a lack of options. A new toolkit, developed by the Ohio Department of Insurance, is designed to help employers and employees promote mental health in the workplace and provide helpful information on navigating mental health and substance use disorder insurance benefits.

The toolkit contains information such as:

  • Understanding Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.
  • Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace.
  • Supporting Employee Mental Health.
  • Offering Mental Health Benefits and Services to Employees.
  • Mental Health Benefits and Tips for Employees.
  • Resources for Employers and Employees.

The Ohio Department of Insurance encourages employers to educate employees to ensure they have necessary health plan information, offer informational sessions and share external resources based around mental health benefits offered to them.

Learn more about the toolkit and get more information by contacting ODI at 800-686-1526 or insurance.ohio.gov.

Having opportunities to attend leadership institutes, advocate for rural Ohioans on the state and national level, facilitate young ag professionals events, and serve in a variety of leadership positions have helped my skills grow exponentially.
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Sara Tallmadge

Ashland County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.
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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Business Solutions
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
I was gifted the great opportunity through an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Pathways grant to run a series of summer camps here. That really expanded my vision of what ‘grow, maintain, sustain and explain’ could actually be.
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Jim Bruner

Mezzacello Urban Farms

Farming for Good
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

Leadership development
So many of the issues that OFBF and its members are advocating for are important to all Ohioans. I look at OFBF as an agricultural watchdog advocating for farmers and rural communities across Ohio.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Advocacy
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