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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Mental health

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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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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Farm Aid Hotline
Confidential assistance for farmers experiencing distress or in crisis. Call 1-800-FARM-AID (327-6243), email farmhelp@farmaid.org, or fill out an online request form. Hotline is answered between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Eastern Time by Farm Aid staff.
Type: Hotline
Sponsoring organization: Farm Aid
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Arctic Health
Collection of resources pertaining to health and healthcare for populations living within the Arctic. Gathers resources from local, state, national, and international agencies on environmental health, food security, and indigenous health among other topics.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: University of Alaska Anchorage Alaska Medical Library
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North Dakota Suicide Prevention Plan 2017-2020
Discusses suicide and suicide prevention efforts in North Dakota. Provides information for LGBTQ+, American Indian, and veteran populations. Highlights goals and strategies for prevention.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: North Dakota Department of Health, North Dakota Suicide Prevention Coalition
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Best and Promising Practices for the Implementation of Zero Suicide in Indian Country
Outlines methods for creating suicide-safe practices for healthcare systems in American Indian communities. Breaks down the framework by steps in the intervention and highlights best and promising practices for each.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Zero Suicide in Health and Behavioral Health Care
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Rural Suicide Prevention Toolkit
Resources and best practices to develop rural suicide prevention programs. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Nebraska Licensed Mental Health Practitioner Map
Shows licensed mental health practitioner state and federal shortage areas.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Eaton Rapids Medical Center: Improving Teen Mental Health
Profile of the Eaton Rapids Teen Center, established in rural Michigan with the help of the local medical center and community organizations, to support students in grades 6-12 and to promote their mental health.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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