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Rural Health
News by Topic: Stress and stress disorders

Jul 27, 2020 - The House and Senate passed the Seeding Rural Resilience Act as an amendment of the National Defense Authorization Act. The Seeding Rural Resilience Act would require the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide voluntary stress management training to employees at specific agencies, create a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and USDA public service announcement to increase awareness of farm and ranch stress and destigmatize mental healthcare in rural communities, and encourage collaboration among state and local government agencies to determine best practices for responding to mental stress.
Source: American Farm Bureau Federation
Jun 23, 2020 - The American Farm Bureau Federation announced that their farm stress management online training course is now available to the general public. Developed by Michigan State University Extension (MSU Extension) and University of Illinois Extension (Illinois Extension), the course will help farming communities identify and cope with stress.
Source: American Farm Bureau Federation