Stress and Mental Health Resources
Mental Health Mini-Series
The WFBF Promotion and Education Committee created a mini-series touching on a variety of mental health topics. The webinars and videos address subjects such as identifying signs of stress, the effects of chronic stress on our lives, recognizing and handling suicidal behaviors and the importance of self-care.
Rural Realities Podcast
The ‘Rural Realities‘ podcast series provides information and resources related to stress and challenges facing farmers and farm families. One of the primary goals of the podcast is to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues in rural communities. The podcast is brought to you by the Wisconsin Farm Center.
AFBF Rural Resilience Farm Stress Training
Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and suicide, ways to effectively communicate with people under stress, and how to reduce stigma related to mental health concerns. What you learn in this course can help your friends, family, neighbors and community during stressful times.
Recognizing the high levels of stress affecting America’s farmers and ranchers, USDA’s Cooperative Extension System, Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union have worked together to bring this free, online course to you.
Shareable Social Media Graphics
Consider using these graphics to share more about mental health resources available to farmers, spotting the signs of chronic stress and depression and to break down the stigma associated with mental health in rural communities.