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Resources by Topic: Stress and stress disorders

Poverty, Stress, and Violent Disagreements in the Home Among Rural Families
Explores the prevalence of violent disagreements in the home, in relation to poverty and parenting stress, for rural and urban children.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Charity G. Moore, Janice C. Probst, Mark Tompkins, Steven Cuffe, Amy B. Martin
Date: 08/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Down on the Farm Training Kit
Provides materials for a 3-hour workshop to teach people in agricultural communities to recognize and respond in cases when a farmer or farm family member may require help dealing with farm stress. Offers a PowerPoint slide deck and facilitator's guide.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: AgCentric Northern Center of Agricultural Excellence, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
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PubMed Search: Rural Response to Farmer Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on farmer mental health and suicide prevention published in the U.S.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Coping with Rural Stress
Offers information and resources related to rural and farm stress, including the Minnesota Extension Farm Information Line, resources on mental health and stress, and information on helping children and parents cope with stress.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Extension
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Rural Resilience: Farm Stress Training
A self-paced online course for groups that work with farmers and ranchers to learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and suicide, ways to effectively communicate with people under stress, and how to reduce stigma related to mental health concerns.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: American Farm Bureau Federation, Farm Credit, Michigan State University Extension, National Farmers Union, University of Illinois Extension
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Farmer Stress
Describes stressors affecting U.S. farmers, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes a video conversation about farmer stress and links to resources on managing stress, seeking help, and resources for mental health providers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Psychological Association
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Building Farm Resilience During COVID-19
A collection of resources to help farmers and farm communities manage financial and emotional stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Also addresses health and safety for farmers, farmworkers, and customers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Cornell Small Farms Program
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Resilient Farms, Families, Businesses & Communities: Responding to Stress
Information on stress in agriculture for farmers and rural communities. Covers the impact of stress on the brain and body, stress management, communication, and how to assess and plan the future of a farm business.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension
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Farm State of Mind
A collection of resources and information for farmers addressing stress and mental health. Includes information on the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union Rural Resilience Training Program, an online training to recognize signs of stress on the farm. Resource directory provides national and state-specific mental health resources, including links to mental health resource guides, health departments, and suicide prevention hotlines in all U.S. states and Puerto Rico.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Farm Bureau Federation
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Physician Support Line
Free and confidential peer support for physicians to discuss immediate life stressors with volunteer psychiatrist colleagues. Available 7 days a week from 8:00 AM to 1:00 AM EST.
1-888-409-0141
Type: Hotline
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