In conjunction with the exhibition “Jessica Farrell: The Wilderness Diary” Bushel hosted this online event on November 9, 2021 to discuss the mental health crisis in rural communities, particularly in Delaware County, NY. [NOTE: Please excuse the camera snafu at six:forty-five; video resumes in one minute.]

The panelists: artist and mental-health advocate JESSICA FARRELL (, Schoharie County peer specialist JASON PADEN (@Jase.Media), Syracuse–based advocate GARRETT SMITH (, Oneonta artist and student ARIANNA ILOWIT, and president of NAMI local chapter BILL HAYES ( Moderated by Mina Takahashi, working collective member, Bushel Collective, Delhi, NY (