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#NebraskaNeedsYou

Nebraska
No
Youth and families
Nebraska Needs You is a community-wide social media campaign focused on promoting hope, resilience and connectedness among rural youth in Nebraska by sharing positive and empowering key messages that will encourage them to see their worth, take care of their mental health, and to reach out for help if they or someone they know is considering suicide.
https://ruralwellness.unl.edu/youth-suicide-prevention-resources

12 Tools for Your Wellness Toolbox in Times of Farm Stress (handout)

North Dakota
Yes
This one-page handout furnishes simple, practical strategies that individuals can utilize to improve wellness during times of farm and ranch stress.
https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/publications/kids-family/12-tools-for-your-wellness-toolbox-in-times-of-farm-stress

Addressing Agricultural Challenges - OSU Extension

Regional
Yes
CFAES experts know the challenges Ohio growers and producers face due to a variety of reasons. As such, CFAES has convened a task force to address concerns and offer the best science-based recommendations for and solutions to the issues growers are facing regarding weather impacts, tariffs, low commodity prices and now pandemics.
https://u.osu.edu/2019farmassistance/home/

Ag Center of Excellence Ag Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources

National
Yes
MH/SP programs
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources
https://agcenterofexcellence.com/agricultural-mental-health-resources-covid19/

AgBehavioral Health

National
Yes
Farmworkers
You can learn about the emerging field of agricultural behavioral health, access columns by Dr. Michael Rosmann, Ph.D. for the Iowa Farmer Today and other agriculture newspapers, learn where you can buy his book, Excellent Joy: Fishing, Farming, Hunting and Psychology, and obtain links to related websites and information.
http://www.agbehavioralhealth.com/index.html

AgriSafe Learning Lab - Mental Health

National
Yes
Farmworkers
Farmers and ranchers deal with a lot of uncertainty in a good year. Add to that current low commodity prices, trade wars, extreme weather, and now a pandemic. Coping with the stress of everything happening around us is not easy. AgriSafe is collaborating to bring information and resources to farmers and ranchers to raise awareness and offer guidance in the midst of difficult situations.
https://learning.agrisafe.org/mental-health

Be Well Indiana

Indiana
No
MH/SP programs
Managing mental health is essential for the well-being of Hoosiers across our state and communities around the world.
https://bewellindiana.com/

Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN)

National
No
Health professionals
Provides professional development opportunities for behavioral healthcare providers including: Rural Provider Support Network Conference, Project ECHO, online training modules, and recordings of Midwestern Psychiatric Education Network (M-PEN). BHECN is also home to the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC), which serves the training needs of behavioral health providers across the four states of Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. With a focus on evidence-based practices, the MHTTC provides free training, skill development, consultation, and program implementation support across a variety of topics relevant to effective mental health practice.
https://www.unmc.edu/bhecn/

Brief: Helping Youth Cope with cancelation and loss

National
No
Youth and families
Brief: Helping Youth Cope with cancelation and loss
https://extension.umn.edu/building-resilience-tough-times/helping-youth-cope-cancellations-and-loss

Center for Commercial Agriculture

Regional
Yes
https://ag.purdue.edu/commercialag/

Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH)

Regional
Yes
Youth and families
CS-CASH's mission is to work with the agricultural community in the Central States and beyond, conducting research, intervention, education, and outreach activities, which aim to discover the mechanisms of injury and illness, and to develop, implement, and evaluate prevention strategies that measurably improve the health and safety of members of the agricultural community.
https://www.unmc.edu/publichealth/cscash/

Communicating in Times of Stress

Wisconsin
Yes
Youth and families
Including how stress can impact effective communication, the importance of good communication, and key principles for communicating effectively during times of high stress.
https://farms.extension.wisc.edu/farmstress/communicating-in-times-of-stress/

Connected During Stressful Times: Online Resources for Farmers, Ranchers, and Farm Families

Missouri
Yes
MH/SP programs
MU Extension has compiled the following mental health resources for consumers and professionals.
https://extension.missouri.edu/programs/agrability/show-me-strong-farm-families/

Coping with Rural Stress

Minnesota
Yes
Mental health reources for MN and some national
*Cannot find website*

COVID-19 (coronavirus): 6 Tips for Coping with the Stress

Missouri
No
MH/SP programs
MU Extension has compiled the following mental health resources for consumers and professionals.
https://extension.missouri.edu/programs/agrability/show-me-strong-farm-families/

COVID-19 (coronavirus): Emergency Preparedness Guide for Farmers and Ranchers

National
Yes
MH/SP programs
Plan for the future: Be prepared guide
https://extension.missouri.edu/programs/agrability/show-me-strong-farm-families/

Crisis Text Line

National
No
MH/SP programs
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
https://www.crisistextline.org

Cultivating Resiliency webinar series

National
Yes
Women
Raising awareness of farm stress is important, but offering some tools to help whether the stress is critical. This interactive online series was designed to help women in agriculture cultivate resiliency by focusing on what they can control in these challenging times and connect them with resources and information that can help them weather stress.
http://umash.umn.edu/cultivating-resiliency-webinars/

Family Financing: The Importance of Communicating During Financial Hardship

Wisconsin
Yes
Youth and families
When faced with financial hardship, many individuals attempt to hide their emotions in order to shield their family from the increased burden. This article includes information on the importance and value of communication during financial hardship and how to do so.
https://farms.extension.wisc.edu/articles/family-financing-the-importance-of-communicating-during-financial-hardship/

Family Helpline

Nebraska
No
Youth and families
24/7; Trained Helpline operators screen calls to assess immediate safety needs, identify the potential level of a behavioral health crisis, make recommendations or referrals to appropriate resources, and help callers connect to emergency resources or providers. The Helpline is supervised by licensed mental health professionals.
http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Nebraska-Family-Helpline.aspx

Farm Aid Farmer Resource Guides

National
Yes
Farm Aid has a number of Farmer Resource Guides, including for beginning farmers, on legal issues, on starting a farm, for sustainable production, on farm financing, farm crisis support, activism and organizing, and disaster assistance.
https://www.farmaid.org/our-work/resources-for-farmers/farmer-resource-guides/

Farm and Ranch Family Stress and Depression: A Checklist and Guide for Making Referrals

Missouri
Yes
MH/SP programs
Provides Farm and Ranch stress, chronic, prolonged stress, depresssion or suicidal intent, how to refer a person for help, where to find help in Missouri and Nationally
https://mosoy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/FarmRanchFamilyStressChecklistReferralGuide.pdf

Farm and Ranch Family Stress and Depression: A Checklist and Guide for Making Referrals

National
Yes
MH/SP programs
Describes signs or symptoms of when a farm family is in need of help and how to refer them to professionals
https://webdoc.agsci.colostate.edu/agrability/Resources/referralchecklist.docx

Farm and Ranch Stress (website)

National
Yes
A resource website on farm and ranch stress developed by NDSU Extension in North Dakota, including educational brochures and bulletins, podcast episodes, videos, and resource links for managing farm and ranch stress.
https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/extension/farmranchstress/

Farm Family Resource Initiative

Illinois
Yes
Youth and families
Farm Family Resource Initiative from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, includes website and hotline
http://www.siumed.edu/farm

Farm Office - OSU Extension

Ohio
Yes
Financial decision-making
Farm legal assistance
https://farmoffice.osu.edu

Farm Stress & Decision Making During Challenging Times

Wisconsin
Yes
Financial decision-making
What causes stress for farm families? Physically, what happens when we are under stress? What about farmer safety in times of stress? How do farmers and their families cope with stress?
https://farms.extension.wisc.edu/articles/farm-stress-decision-making-during-challenging-times/

Farm Stress Facebook page

Indiana
Yes
Purdue Extension Farm Stress is made up of Extension Educators across the state of Indiana. The Farm Stress team provides research based information in assisting citizens in Indiana to assist them in their everyday lives.
https://www.facebook.com/PurdueFarmStressTeam/

Farming and Ranching in Tough Times (brochure)

North Dakota
Yes
This educational brochure highlights pressures that farm and ranch populations experience from many directions. It outlines signs of stress, potential health concerns, and steps to reduce stress and improve health by recognizing and managing stress symptoms.
https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/publications/kids-family/farming-and-ranching-in-tough-times

Farming Depression (video)

Nebraska
Yes
Health professionals
Video discussing depression among agricultural producers and how it is important to destigmatize the issue
https://youtu.be/EHrjm4matik

Great Plains Center for Agriculture Health

Regional
Yes
Nationally recognized resource with record of developing and implementing programs of research, intervention, translation, eduation and outreach to prevent occupational injury and illness among agricultural workers and their famlies.
https://gpcah.public-health.uiowa.edu/

GROWING STRESS ON THE FARM: The Expanding Economic and Mental Health Disparities in Rural Missouri

Missouri
Yes
MH/SP programs
MU Extension has compiled the following mental health resources for consumers and professionals.
https://extension.missouri.edu/programs/agrability/show-me-strong-farm-families/

Illinois AgrAbility - Mental Health

Illinois
Yes
MH/SP programs
Illinois AgrAbility has a section on their website designated to providing farmers and ranchers with mental health resources to ensure proper stress management and suicide prevention.
https://agrabilityunlimited.org/mental-health

Illinois Dept of Human Services - Mental Health

Illinois
No
MH/SP programs
The IL Department of Human Services assures that Illinois children, adolescents, and adults who meet certain criteria have access to public-funded mental health services. This website provides resources, news, online tools, database of services provided, financial assistance tools, and more.
https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=29735

Illinois Farm Bureau - Mental Health and Wellness

National
Yes
MH/SP programs
The IL Farm Bureau has prepared a list of mental health and wellness resources. These resources include finding mental health providers, phone/text lines, relevant webinars and podcasts, and other helpful websites.
http://www.ilfb.org/resources/farmer-rural-resources/mental-health-wellness/

Illinois Mental Health Collaborative for Access and Choice

Illinois
No
MH/SP programs
The Illinois Mental Health Collaborative for Access and Choice works to improve mental health services and make them more accessible and affordable for people of all ages suffering with mental illnesses.
http://www.illinoismentalhealthcollaborative.com/

Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership - Stress and Mental Health Resources

National
Yes
MH/SP programs
Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership has created a section on their website dedicated to stress and mental health resources. The resources will help indiviudals build a tool-box to help manage mental health challenges.
https://ilsustainableag.org/stress-mental-health-resources/

Illinois Warm Line

Illinois
No
MH/SP programs
This phone number connects individuals with staff who are professionally trained to provide access to services such as wellness education, community resources, emotional support, and referrals. This service is free to anyone in Illinois. The "warm-line" is available Monday-Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm.
http://www.illinoismentalhealthcollaborative.com/news/Warm-Line.pdf

Indiana AgrAbility and Breaking New Ground

Indiana
Yes
Farmworkers
AgrAbility is a USDA-sponsored program that assists farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities. While the term "disability" often brings to mind conditions such as spinal cord injuries and amputations, AgrAbility addresses not only these but also many other conditions, such as arthritis, back impairments, and behavioral health issues.
https://engineering.purdue.edu/~bng/

Iowa Concern

Regional
No
MH/SP programs
Iowa Concern is a program of Iowa State Unveristy Extension and Outreach. Iowa Concern serves both rural and urban populations and services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week at no charge. Iowa Concern has access to an attorney for legal eduation, stress counselors, and information and referral service for a variety of topics.
https://www.extension.iastate.edu/iowaconcern/

ISU Center for Ag Law and Taxation (CALT)

National
Yes
COVID-19 Resources. Resources including summaries, FAQs, regarding federal stimulus programs. Webinars for producers on COVID-19 legislation
https://www.calt.iastate.edu/covid-19-resources

ISU Extension and Outreach Ag Decision Maker

National
Yes
Financial decision-making
An agricultural economics and business website for farm business decisons being made today.
https://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/homepage.html

ISU Extension and Outreach Farm and Ranch Wellbeing

National
Yes
MH/SP programs
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach developed website for state, regional and national programs and resources related to farm stress assistance.
https://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/farm-ranch-wellbeing

Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options

Nebraska
Yes
Women
This course is designed to help farmers and ranchers understand their current financial position and how big decisions like large purchases, new leases or changes in production will affect their bottom line. Participants will work through the financial statements of a case study farm, watching pre-recorded videos, completing assignments, and participating in video chats. Upon completion of this program, participants will have a better understanding of how financial records can be used to make decisions and confidently discuss their financial position with their family, business partners, and lenders.
https://wia.unl.edu/know

KX COVID-19 HUB OSU Extension

Ohio
No
MH/SP programs
COVID-19 research hub to keep people up to date
https://kx.osu.edu/covid-19

Making Self-Care a Priority

Kansas
No
Article: Self-care practices
https://ksre.k-state.edu/tuesday/announcement/?id=63543

Managing Farm Stress

Michigan
Yes
Farmworkers
Taking care of crops and animals is hard on farmers and agribusiness professionals. Caring for your own health and wellness in this high-stress profession is often overlooked but is just as critical as caring for your farm business.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/managing_farm_stress/

Managing stress and anxiety during COVID-19 (English/Spanish)

National
Yes
Farmworkers
Bilingual infographic with information about how to manage stress and anxiety related to COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.unmc.edu/publichealth/feedyard/workforce/Infographic-COVID-19-and-Stress-Management-on-the-Feedlot---Bilingual-v2.pdf

Medication Safety Toolkit User Guide

Missouri
No
Youth and families
MU Extension has compiled the following mental health resources for consumers and professionals.
https://extension.missouri.edu/programs/agrability/show-me-strong-farm-families/

Mental Health First Aid

Regional
No
MH/SP programs
Mental Health First Aid is a course to educate individuals about how to interact with and support someone who may be developing a mental health issue or experiencing a crisis. Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid helps participants feel confident providing assistance and support to someone in distress.
extension.purdue.edu/mhfa

Mental Health First Aid (webinar recording)

National
No
MH/SP programs
Webinar recording and PowerPoint file that give an overview of MHFA
http://www.agrability.org/online-training/archived/webinars-by-subject/#mental

Mental Health Resources in Illinois

Illinois
No
MH/SP programs
Approximately 3.21% of adults in Illinois are diagnosed with a serious mental health issues (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, etc.). More than half of those people do not receive mental health treatment. This website helps those people get referrals to receive treatment, lists many possible mental health providers, and gives info on how to get health coverage.
https://www.rtor.org/directory/mental-health-illinois/

Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers

National
No
The purpose of the MHTTC Network is technology transfer - disseminating and implementing evidence-based practices for mental disorders into the field.
https://mhttcnetwork.org/

Michigan Substance Use, Prevention, Education and Recovery

Michigan
No
Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, MiSUPER is a two-year collaborative project from MSU Extension, the MSU College of Human Medicine Family Medicine (MSU-CHM) and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan (HDNW). The overall goal of the MiSUPER project is to increase awareness of opioid misuse in rural communities regarding prevention, addiction treatment options, and recovery support so that community members and healthcare professionals can recognize signs of misuse, suggest options for professional treatments and support those in recovery.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/misuper/index

Missouri AgrAbility: Military Veterans Mental Health Helplines

National
No
MH/SP programs
Military Veterans Mental Health Helplines
https://extension.missouri.edu/programs/agrability/show-me-strong-farm-families/

MO ask listen refer

National
No
MH/SP programs
The MO ALR Suicide Prevention Training Program was designed to help Missouri residents prevent suicide by teaching you to: identify people at risk for suicide, recognize the risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs of suicide, and respond to and get help for people at risk
https://www.moasklistenrefer.org/main

Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network

National
Yes
Health professionals
This Center address rural mental health and recognizes that the agricultural community encounter unique challenges related to the accessibility, availability, and acceptability of mental health services. Specific training and resources have been developed to address mental health and suicide among agricultural workers and their families.
https://mhttcnetwork.org/centers/mountain-plains-mhttc/home

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National
No
MH/SP programs
Grassroots mental health organization that has local chapters and provide programming and support across the country
https://www.nami.org/Home

National Hispanic Family Health Helpline

National
No
Youth and families
M-F 9am-6pm ET; Bilingual health promotion advisors provide free reliable and confidential health information in Spanish and English to help callers navigate the health system and refer out over 13,000 healthcare providers.
https://www.healthyamericas.org/help-line

National Hispanic Latino Mental Health Training Center

National
No
Farmworkers
The mission of the center is to provide high-quality training and technical assistance to improve the capacity of the workforce serving Hispanic and Latino communities in behavioral health prevention, treatment, and recovery.
https://mhttcnetwork.org/centers/national-hispanic-and-latino-mhttc/home

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National
No
MH/SP programs
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Nebraska Rural Response Hotline 1-800-464-0258

Nebraska
Yes
Legal Aid of Nebraska’s Farm and Ranch Project offers free services to individuals and families throughout rural Nebraska, with a particular (though not exclusive) emphasis on agriculture. Legal Aid of Nebraska, Interchurch Ministries and the Rural Response Council, with other supporters, maintain the Rural Response Hotline. The Hotline started during the farm crisis in the 1980’s and has remained in existence. It is the longest, continuously running farm hotline in the nation.
https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/how-we-help/programs-and-projects/farm-and-ranch/

North Central Region Extension Risk Management

Regional
Yes
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continuing impact on both public health and economic activity and policy, agricultural producers face a wide range of issues (as do so many others). There are also a number of existing programs and recently implemented policies and programs that may be relevant to address and manage through the current situation. The following list links to known resources that can provide more information to producers and may be valuable to educators working with producers.
https://ncerme.org/covid-19-resources/

Preventing Farmer Suicide: Collaboration and Communication (short educational video)

National
Yes
MH/SP programs
A six-minute educational video on the topic of farmer suicide and strategies for reducing the likelihood of suicide through communication and collaboration. Developed by the Rural Health Information Hub, Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPDIyVAkeEo&feature=emb_logo

PTSD and the Disabilities of the Post 9/11 War Veteran

National
No
MH/SP programs
Webinar recording and PowerPoint file that give an overview of veterans' mental/behavioral health issues
http://www.agrability.org/online-training/archived/webinars-by-subject/#mental

Purdue Extension: Expert Resources for Covid-19

Indiana
No
Farmworkers
Collection of articles related to COVID-19
https://extension.purdue.edu/label/44

Purdue Institute for Family Business

Regional
No
https://ag.purdue.edu/agecon/fambiz/Pages/home.aspx

Purdue Women in Agriculture

Indiana
Yes
Women
includes Annie's project
https://ag.purdue.edu/extension/WIA/Pages/default.aspx

Recognizing Farmer Stress, Anger, Depression and Suicide—Thinking & Knowing What to Do Next

National
Yes
MH/SP programs
PowerPoint file on topic stated in title
https://webdoc.agsci.colostate.edu/agrability/resources/StressAngerWebinarME9.0309.ppt

Recognizing the Signs of Suicide and How You Can Help

Nebraska
No
MH/SP programs
Article
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/recognizing-signs-suicide-and-how-you-can-help

Resilient Farms, Families, Businesses & Communities: Responding to Stress

Wisconsin
Yes
Farmworkers
The ongoing economic conditions in agriculture are taking a toll on farm families and their rural communities. The associated chronic stress is also impacting mental and physical well-being, relationships, and decision-making. Extension helps farmers, families, businesses, and communities remain resilient by learning how to manage stress and use planning tools to make sound decisions and create a road-map for the future.
https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/farmstress/

RHI Hub Ag Health and Safety - Mental Health

National
Yes
In addition to physical injuries, farmers are also at risk of behavioral and mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, substance use, and death by suicide. Due to environmental, financial, and social factors, there are a number of stressors inherent in farming and farm ownership.
https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/topics/agricultural-health-and-safety#mental-health

Rural Health Information Hub

National
No
https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/

Rural Resilience: Farm Stress Training

National
Yes
MH/SP programs
What is farm stress and how can you help? Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and suicide, effectively communicate with people under stress, reduce stigma related to mental health concerns, and connect farmers and ranchers with resources.
https://opencoursesstore.d2l.com/product?catalog=msu_urmfs_2020

Rural Response Hotline

Nebraska
No
MH/SP programs
Nebraska Rural Response Hotline powerpoint
http://www.suicideprevention.nebraska.edu/Documents/summit2010/Nebraska%20Rural%20Response%20Hotline.pdf

Rural Response to Farmer Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

National
Yes
MH/SP programs
This Issue Guide was developed in response to this rising mental health crisis in farming communities. It is designed to provide information about federal, state, and nonprofit resources and promising programs in rural communities that are addressing mental health needs in these populations. It also includes sections about key organizations working on mental health and agriculture issues, and stakeholders who may be positioned to offer support to farmers and their families.
https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/topics/farmer-mental-health

Self Grounding during difficult times

Kansas
No
Article: Self grounding during stressful times
https://ksre.k-state.edu/tuesday/announcement/?id=65200

Signs and Symptoms of Stress

Missouri
No
MH/SP programs
Poster
https://extension.missouri.edu/programs/agrability/show-me-strong-farm-families/

Social and Emotional Learning Toolkit

National
No
Youth and families
This toolkit includes activities, templates and tools organized around four ways to help support staff and youth in SEL.
https://extension.umn.edu/program-design-and-impact/sel-toolkit

State-wide 24-hour Crisis Line

Missouri
No
MH/SP programs
Behavorial Health Crisis Hotline
https://extension.missouri.edu/programs/agrability/show-me-strong-farm-families/

Stress Less with Mindfulness

Michigan
No
Provided in collaboration with West Virginia University Extension, Stress Less with Mindfulness introduces participants to the experience and practice of mindfulness, with a goal of reducing stress. Mindfulness can be defined as paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/stress_less_with_mindfulness/

Stress Management

National
No
MH/SP programs
This resource explains stress--both positive and negative--and how it impacts psychological and psychological health. Coping strategies are presented.
https://counselingcenter.illinois.edu/brochures/stress-management

Stress, Resilience, and Resources: Responding to the Impacts of Covid-19 on Farms

National
Yes
On May 20, 2020, Extension Professor Leslie Forstadt. PhD presented information about stress, building resilience, and available resources to meet farmers’ needs during this everchanging time.
https://video.maine.edu/media/Stress%2C+Resilience%2C+and+ResourcesA+Responding+to+the+Impacts+of+Covid-19+on+Farms/1_n3j9pucf

Suicide Lifeguard

Missouri
No
MH/SP programs
►How can I identify someonewho is suicidal? ►What do I do if I think a friendor a family member is suicidal? ►What community resources areavailable?
https://extension.missouri.edu/programs/agrability/show-me-strong-farm-families/

Taking Care During Tough Times Series

Nebraska
No
Nebraska Extension invites you to watch a series of videos with strategies to improve your well-being and reduce stress during this challenging time. The four-part series, led by Dr. Christine Chasek, can be viewed on your computer or smartphone. Audio recordings are also available.
https://ruralwellness.unl.edu/wellness-tough-times#video-series

Teletherapy

Michigan
Yes
MH/SP programs
Michigan State University Extension has partnered with Pine Rest Mental Health Services to better support farmers, farm families and workers in the commercial fishery industry who are experiencing stress and mental health concerns. Through this teletherapy pilot program, farmers and commercial fishers are connected to online counseling services with therapists who have an understanding of the agricultural community and farming. Financial assistance is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/managing_farm_stress/teletherapy-program

The Benefits of Laughter Are No Joking Matter.

Kansas
No
Article: Health benefits of laughter
https://ksre.k-state.edu/tuesday/announcement/?id=64390

Tools for Today's Farmer: Navigating Uncertain Times

Indiana
Yes
Farmworkers
Indiana farm stress website
https://extension.purdue.edu/farmstress/

Tools for Today's Farmers podcast

Indiana
Yes
not necessarily state specific
puext.in/TFTFPodcast

Tuesday Tidbits: June 2, 2020

Kansas
No
Articles: Burnout and stress
https://ksre.k-state.edu/tuesday/announcement/?id=65589

Tuesday Tidbits: September 22, 2020

Kansas
No
Article:
https://ksre.k-state.edu/tuesday/announcement/?id=66653

UMASH Stress and Mental Health website

Regional
Yes
http://umash.umn.edu/
http://umash.umn.edu/stress/

University of Missouri Extension & Missouri Partners - Mental Health Awareness Month Promotional Toolkit

Regional
Yes
MH/SP programs
MU Extension has compiled the following mental health resources for consumers and professionals.
https://extension.missouri.edu/programs/agrability/show-me-strong-farm-families/

Video: Basics of Farm Stress (UW-Madison Division of Extension, Farm Management)

Wisconsin
Yes
Video covers the basics of stress: What is stress? Why and how do we experience stress? How does stress affect our body and brain? Why does stress impact our ability to make good decisions and to think clearly? And, how do we end up in the cycle of "chronic stress?"
https://youtu.be/yHk2ws5aOY8

Video: Breaking the Cycle of Chronic Farm Stress (UW-Madison Division of Extension, Farm Management)

Wisconsin
Yes
Provides very specific guidance on actions and practices to break the toxic cycle of chronic stress. Includes advice on nutrition, hydration, exercise, healthcare, mental health, mindfulness, sleep, planning, and connecting with other people.
https://youtu.be/pVufyDsovEc

WI Dept. of Ag 24/7 Farmer Wellness Hotline

Wisconsin
Yes
MH/SP programs
free 24/7 support for farmers struggling with suicidal thoughts, depression, or anxiety.
https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Growing_WI/FarmCenterOverview.aspx

Wisconsin Farm Center

Wisconsin
Yes
Financial decision-making
provides info/support to farmers
https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Growing_WI/FarmCenterOverview.aspx

Wisconsin Harvest of Hope

Wisconsin
Yes
Youth and families
A WI family farm crisis fund. provides $1,500 in emergency funding
https://www.madisonchristiancommunity.org/harvest_of_hope.aspx

You, Your Health, and Response to Rural Stress (educational video)

National
Yes
A 15-minute educational video focused on the most important asset in agriculture - HEALTH. Individuals will learn about the importance of their health in farming, how stress challenges physical and mental health, and helpful resources and strategies for responding to stress and improving health.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-zRKYiiUe8&feature=emb_logo

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