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Resources by Topic: Stress and stress disorders

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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Rural Mental Health & Farm Stress
Presents trainings and resources pertaining to farm stress and farmers' mental health. Features several webinars discussing issues surrounding farmers' mental health, as well as listing a number of sources for information and data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
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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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Stress Management for Women Farmers and Ranchers
Focuses on farm-related stress. Discusses general factors that impact all farmers and sources of stress specific to women farmers and ranchers working in the male-dominated field of agriculture. Discusses constructive ways to deal with stress and the role of social networks in stress management.
Author(s): Kristin Reynolds
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of California Small Farm Program
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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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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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