Rural Response to Farmer Mental Health and Suicide Prevention – Resources
Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Response to Farmer Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
Growing Stress on the Farm: The Expanding Economic and Mental Health Disparities in Rural Missouri
Identifies disparities in mental health outcomes and economic factors for farmers and other rural Missourians. Presents opportunities to promote access to mental health services, improve outcomes, and reduce stigma. Includes statistics on suicides in Missouri with breakdowns by metropolitan and rural areas, age, and gender, and hospital emergency visits by rural Missourians for psychiatric disorders, substance use disorder, and suicidality.
Author(s): M. Reidhead, J. Medows, K. Dothage, et al. Date: 02/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare, Missouri Department of Mental Health, Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Hospital Association, University of Missouri Extension view details
Farmer Stress in Georgia: Results of a Survey
Results of a survey measuring type and intensity of stressors affecting Georgia farmers, based on information gathered from 118 attendees at the 2019 Georgia Farm Bureau Convention. Features statistics with breakdowns by demographics, specific types of farming employment, and top stressors.
Author(s): Anna Scheyett Date: 01/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Georgia School of Social Work view details
Assessing Health and Safety Concerns and Psychological Stressors among Agricultural Workers in the U.S. Midwest
Results of a 2018 study of 540 farmers in Iowa, Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota, and Nebraska, identifying agricultural work stressors including chemical and equipment safety, finances, and health concerns such as hearing loss, respiratory problems, depression, and acute illnesses. Examines differences between mail and in-person survey modes, and compares their effectiveness in promoting farm workers' willingness to participate in the surveys. Features demographics and statistics on the types of stress experienced.
Author(s): Kanika Arora, Marsha Cheyney, Fredric Gerr, et al. Citation: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 26(1), 45-58 Date: 01/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers view details
Responding to Crisis: Farmer Mental Health Programs in the Extension North Central Region
Provides an overview of programs and resources to address the mental health needs of farmers and farm families in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Discusses outreach efforts in the region and best practices in developing materials.
Author(s): Shoshanah Inwood, Florence Becot, Andrea Bjornestad, Carrie Henning-Smith, Andrew Alberth Citation: Journal of Extension, 57(6) Date: 12/2019 Type: Document view details
Farm Family Stressors: Private Problems, Public Issue
Outlines the types of stressors farm families experience, the impacts these stressors have, and recommendations for policymakers working to address this issue.
Author(s): Bonnie Braun Date: 09/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Council on Family Relations view details
The Farmer Mental Health Crisis: Understanding A Vulnerable Population
A recorded webinar focused on the mental health needs of farmers. Explains the stressors that farmers face and how to help overcome barriers to seeking mental healthcare. Identifies resources to help psychologists connect with and address the needs of farmers.
Date: 07/2019 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organizations: American Psychological Association, Farm Aid view details