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Resources by Topic: Stress and stress disorders

Initiatives to Improve Access to Behavioral Health Services in the Veterans Affairs Health System
Discusses efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve access to care for veterans, particularly in behavioral health. Stresses the importance of veteran access to health provision in rural settings.
Author(s): Harold Kudler, Kristy Straits-Tröster, Mire Brancu
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 72(1), 40-42
Date: 01/2011
Type: Document
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PTSD Treatment-Seeking Among Rural Latino Combat Veterans: A Review of the Literature
Reviews the literature regarding the availability of post-traumatic stress disorder for rural Latino combat veterans and the challenges associated with accessing these treatment options.
Author(s): Michael R. Duke, Roland S. Moore, Genevieve M. Ames
Citation: Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 26(3), 157-180
Date: 2011
Type: Document
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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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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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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.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Farm Bureau Federation
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Farm Stress and Mental Health
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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