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Resources by Topic: Depression

Mental Health Resources for Farmers and Ranchers
A collection of articles from Successful Farming magazine that address mental health, stress, depression, and suicide.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Successful Farming
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Managing Farm Stress
A collection of resources addressing different aspects of farmer mental health. Includes information on the impact of stress, stress management, youth farm stress, opioids, and coping with grief after the loss of a farm. Also offers financial and management guides and other information for helping farmers in need.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Michigan State University Extension
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Farm Stress and Mental/Behavioral Health
A collection of resources for agricultural workers with disabilities addressing challenges such as depression, stress, addictions, and other mental/behavioral health concerns.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National AgrAbility Project
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Rural Response to Farmer Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Issue Guide
Learn about the mental health challenges that farmers and ranchers face, with information on the root causes of stress, farmer demographics, mental health needs, and barriers to accessing care. Find tools and examples for developing programs to help address farmer mental health.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Farm and Ranch Family Stress and Depression: A Checklist and Guide for Making Referrals
Lists signs of stress specific to farming, general signs of chronic stress, and signs of depression and suicidal intent. Provides guidance on how to refer a person who may be experiencing stress to get help.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Colorado State University Extension
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Farm and Ranch Stress
A collection of resources addressing issues related to farmer mental health. Includes information on stress and stress management, coping priorities and resources, and background information on the sources of stress in farming and ranching.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota State University Extension
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index
Provides access to state and county-level comprehensive health scores based on over 200 health condition categories. Includes data by condition for the top 10 national conditions. Identifies top conditions impacting each state and county. Based on claims data of over 41 million Blue Cross Blue Shield commercially insured members.
Additional links: National Health Index, State and County Views
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Blue Cross Blue Shield
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