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Andrea Bjornestad

Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Mental Health Specialist


Wenona Hall 302
Counseling & Human Development-Box 0507
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Mental Health Specialist: lead the SDSU Extension Rural Behavioral Health team, research, program development, and invited speaker related to the mental health of farmers and ranchers.

Also by Andrea Bjornestad

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Recognizing Symptoms of Stress During Farming Challenges

Fact sheet to help recognize symptoms of stress during a farming challenge.

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Brain Health: Sleep & Mental Rest

Reflect upon a time in which you did not sleep well and had difficulties paying attention the next day. Adequate sleep puts us in the right state-of-mind to absorb information throughout the day.

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South Dakota Farm and Ranch Stress Summit – Save the Date

August 13, 2019

The SDSU Extension Rural Behavioral Health Team is partnering with the South Dakota Counselors Association (SDCA) to host a three-day South Dakota Farm and Ranch Stress Summit, September 23-25. The Summit will be held at the Arrowwood Cedar Shore Resort & Conference Center in Oacoma, SD.

Farm Stress, Health