Farm family stress on May 28 On Call

Farm family stress on May 28 On Call
Stress in farm families is the topic on the May 28 edition of On Call.

"High fuel and fertilizer costs, planting days lost because of spring rain, and many other factors can lead to stress in the lives of farmers. We'll talk with physicians and get tips for relieving that stress," said On Call producer and host Lindsey Meyers.

Meyers and On Call medical editor Dr. Rick Holm will discuss issues with guests Dr. David Bean from University Psychiatry Associates and Dr. Tony Berg from Family Practice Associates in Winner.

"We'll hear from a local dairy family about daily life. We'll also visit with SDSU Extension Educator Donna Bittiker to get tips for managing financial stress. And we'll give information on a local hotline that's available to offer mental health support 24 hours a day."

On Call is a weekly program about health on South Dakota Public Broadcasting � Television. The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service produces the program. The show is broadcast Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Central, 11:30 a.m. Mountain.

On Call is the only medical program endorsed by the South Dakota State Medical Association and the South Dakota Department of Health. It is made possible by major underwriter support from Avera Health and The South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care. Additional sponsors include Dakotacare, Brookings Health System, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Swiftel Communications, and Friends of SDPB.

The June 2 show takes a look back at the best of On Call. Viewers can call 1-888-DrOnCall (1-888-376-6225) with questions for the program any time of day. Or submit questions through the On Call Web site,

In June the show switches to a live, one-hour call-in format. Beginning June 15, On Call will air on South Dakota Public Broadcasting � Television at 7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Mountain, every Thursday.

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