by Will Jordan
“Mental health is an issue we need to talk about,” said Clay Talton, Director of Field Services for Georgia. On Wednesday, October 18, during the Sunbelt Ag Expo, Georgia state leaders gathered to announce a new farm worker mental health initiative. Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Commissioner Kevin Tanner, Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Tyler Harper, and Dr. Laura Perry-Johnson, Associate Dean for Extension at the University of Georgia, to make the major announcement. Joined by members of Georgia’s farm and faith communities, each speaker emphasized the importance of mental health and checking in on your neighbors. Hear more from UGA Extension’s Laura Perry-Johnson below.