Indiana Rural Health Association: Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives


The Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives program was established by the Indiana Department of Agriculture to provide education and mental health resources focused on rural farming communities in Indiana.


Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR); programming; resources pertaining to mental health

Recommended Audience

those directly involved in farming, agriculture, and natural resource industries or in support of th



Practical Applications

  • Contact the Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives program and discuss opportunities to provide educational presentations about the importance of mental health to your rural community;
  • Access and utilize the list of mental health resources presented on the Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives program website.

About the Contributor

Karen Goley

Karen Goley uses her resource knowledge and relational style to work closely with congregations as a resource consultant and behind the scenes with our robust database of resources and doing project work.  Prior to joining the Center, Karen spent over fifteen years in the human resources field, serving nonprofit and financial services organizations in the Indianapolis area and the suburbs of Chicago.

With faith as her foundation, Karen enjoys spending quality time with her family and is a very proud Purdue University alum.  Having earned a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Karen put her pride on full display by naming the family pup Mackey- after Purdue basketball’s Mackey Arena.  Boiler Up!

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