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.
Preventing Farmer Suicide: Collaboration and Communication
Video focused on farmer mental health. Discusses the stressors impacting farmers, such as difficult economic conditions and extreme weather. Features experts explaining the warning signs of suicide and how communities can help farmers and their families address mental health concerns.
Date: 06/2019 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Preventing Farmer Suicides through Helplines and Farm Visits
Discusses the financial and other challenges farmers face that impact their mental health. Highlights the efforts of the Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline and NY FarmNet, which work to improve farmers' mental health and prevent suicides.
Author(s): Allee Mead Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 05/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
American Farm Bureau Federation Rural Stress Polling Presentation
Summarizes the results of a survey of rural adults,
farmers, and farmworkers regarding mental health. Includes
statistics and data describing access to mental health
resources, mental health concerns for farmers, ways to
reduce stigma, general impressions of mental health, and
Date: 04/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: American Farm Bureau Federation, Morning Consult view details
Suicide Rates by Major Occupational Group — 17 States, 2012 and 2015
Examines suicide deaths by occupational group for men and women aged 16-64 years from the 17 states participating in both the 2012 and 2015 National Violent Death Reporting System. Includes information on suicide rates among male farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers and among male agricultural workers.
Erratum, Table 2
Author(s): Cora Peterson, Deborah M. Stone, Suzanne M. Marsh, et al. Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(45), 1253-1260 Date: 11/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Rural Aging: Health and Community Policy Implications for Reversing Social Isolation
Summarizes discussions from a stakeholder meeting regarding
reversing social isolation among rural seniors. Highlights
three objectives: a common understanding, actionable
solutions, and awareness. Discusses the economic and health
impacts of isolation for aging rural residents. Covers
Date: 07/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center view details
How Farmers Can Cope with Stress
Describes the signs of increased stress levels and provides stress management tips for farmers. Also includes some New York state-specific resources.
Date: 2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: NY FarmNet view details
Preventing Farm-Related Stress, Depression, Substance Abuse, and Suicide
Discusses stressors specific to farmers, their families, and rural communities, offering information on recognizing signs of depression, substance abuse, and suicide risk. Offers strategies for managing stress and lists resources for suicide prevention, substance abuse treatment, and farm and ranch stress and depression. Part of the collected volume Surviving the Farm Economy Downturn.
Surviving the Farm Economy Downturn
Author(s): Rebekka M. Dudensing, Samuel D. Towne, Carly E. McCord Date: 12/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Southern Extension Risk Management Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture view details
Rural Health Research Recap: Rural Behavioral Health
Summarizes key findings from the Rural Health Research Centers' most recent rural behavioral health projects. Discusses mental illness prevalence in rural areas, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among rural children, access to behavioral health services in rural communities, and rural behavioral health interventions. Provides links to each of the referenced source documents.
Date: 11/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway view details
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