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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.

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. 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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Cultivating Resilience in Rural Communities Toolkit
A collection of resources to prepare and plan for a conversation on mental health in agriculture. Includes a facilitator planning guide and checklist, participant worksheet, promotional flier, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center
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Montana Ag Producer Stress Resource Clearinghouse
Provides resources for farmers and their families to understand stress, measure and manage their stress, and help a family member or friend who may be experiencing stress. Includes a Perceived Stress Scale self-assessment and information about Montana mental health resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Montana State University Extension
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Farmer-Specific Mental Health and Crisis Resources, Support Groups & Hotline Numbers
Directory of state-level mental health and suicide prevention resources for farmers.
Type: Directory
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Kansas Ag Stress Resources
Information to help Kansas residents experiencing agriculture-related stress. Addresses family support, mental health, local services, programs, and events.
Type: Website
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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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Farmer Resource Network Online Directory
A directory of 750 organizations that work directly with farmers nationwide on a wide range of issues, including crisis assistance, financial counseling, legal needs, and more.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Farm Aid
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Last Updated: 6/10/2021