The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 74 – Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month Part 2: Remembering Andrew with Kate Niemeier


[TW/CW: MH, MI] This episode of The Rural Woman Podcast contains discussion of mental health, mental illness, discussion of suicide. These themes may be upsetting to some listeners. If you or a loved one find yourself needing emotional support or are in crisis please note the following resources:

Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566 or send a text to 45645

US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-8255

USA & Canada Text LineText HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor


On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you’ll meet Kate Niemeier. Kate grew up on her family’s multigenerational hog farm in Butler, Illinois. She was involved in 4H and FFA as well as helped out on her grandparents grain and cattle operation. Growing up, Kate always knew she had a passion for teaching on top of agriculture so it was a no brainer for Kate to get her Bachelors in Ag Education from Western Illinois University in 2010. Since then Kate has worked as a Farm Bureau Manager for the state of Illinois and spent 8 years in the classroom as an Ag teacher.

Today, Kate shares with us the story of her brother Andrew and how he lost his life to suicide in 2014. Kate hopes that by sharing her story she is able to help others who have experienced a similar loss and to help prevent another suicide death.


Mental Health Resources

Provincial Mental Health Helplines | Ontario |  Alberta | British Columbia | Saskatchewan | Manitoba | Yukon | Northwest Territories | Quebec | Newfoundland | New Brunswick | PEI | Nunavut | Nova Scotia

Canadian Association For Suicide Prevention Do More Ag | FCC Wellness | Canadian Mental Health Services | Digital Resources for Mental Health | Mental Health First Aid | QPR Training | The Trevor Project | Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration | Psychology Today | Ag State of Mind | TransFARMation


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