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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.

Farm and Ranch Family Stress and Depression: A Checklist and Guide for Making Referrals
Lists signs of stress specific to farming, general signs of chronic stress, and signs of depression and suicidal intent. Provides guidance on how to refer a person who may be experiencing stress to get help.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Colorado State University Extension
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TransFARMation
Podcast and radio series focused on increasing awareness of farm stress. Features available resources, insights from experts, and personal stories.
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organizations: Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Red River Farm Network
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Farm and Ranch Stress
A collection of resources addressing issues related to farmer mental health. Includes information on stress and stress management, coping priorities and resources, and background information on the sources of stress in farming and ranching.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota State University Extension
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Farm Crisis Center
A collection of resources to help farmers deal with stress. Includes hotlines, directories, mediation information, and disaster assistance resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Farmers Union
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Offers free and confidential support for people in distress, suicide prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals. Call 800-273-TALK (8255) or chat via the program website. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Type: Hotline
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Farm Aid Hotline
Confidential assistance for farmers experiencing distress or in crisis. Call 1-800-FARM-AID (327-6243), email farmhelp@farmaid.org, or fill out an online request form. Hotline is answered between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM Pacific Time by Farm Aid staff.
Type: Hotline
Sponsoring organization: Farm Aid
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Rural Suicide Prevention Toolkit
Resources and best practices to develop rural suicide prevention programs. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit
Resources and best practices to develop rural mental health programs, with a primary focus on adult mental health. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Cooperative Extension System
Provides opportunities for collaboration, professional development, and access to resources and tools on a variety of topics including enhancing rural community capacity and health and nutrition.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
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Farm Town Strong
Website details information and resources to support agricultural communities affected by the opioid epidemic. Presents crisis hotlines, links to treatment centers, prevention resources, and prescription drug disposal for rural agricultural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: American Farm Bureau Federation, National Farmers Union
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Last Updated: 2/11/2021