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Resources by Topic: Mental health

Mental Health and the Impact on Wellness for Farm Families
Identifies symptoms of poor mental health and identifies stressful events that may impact farmers and ranchers. Provides information on when to seek out help and warning signs that a person is at risk.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AgriSafe Network
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Stress and Mental Health
A variety of resources related to farmer mental health, including a poster and checklist for identifying the signs and symptoms of stress.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center
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Agricultural Producers & Stress: When Do You Need a Counselor?
Guidance for farmers about how to determine if they need counseling, barriers to seeking help, and how to choose a counselor.
Author(s): Randy R. Weigel, Hattie Penny
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension
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Ag Health Risk Assessment Tool (AgHRA)
Self-assessment tool for farmers and ranchers focused on physical and mental health. Identifies steps to help reduce health risks. Includes a version specific to women.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: AgriSafe Network
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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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TransFARMation
Podcast and radio series focused on increasing awareness of farm stress. Features available resources, insights from experts, and personal stories.
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organizations: Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Red River Farm Network
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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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Rural Resilience
A collection of resources and information for farmers addressing stress and mental health. Identifies warning signs of stress and steps to help someone at risk.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Farm Bureau
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Farm Crisis Center
A collection of resources to help farmers deal with stress. Includes hotlines, directories, mediation information, and disaster assistance resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Farmers Union
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Offers free and confidential support for people in distress, suicide prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals. Call 800-273-TALK (8255) or chat via the program website. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Type: Hotline
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