Support for farmers and ranchers through a variety of events and programs.
Being depressed can make you feel helpless. You're not. Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behavior, your physical activity, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking, are all natural depression treatments. Below you will find a list of resources that can help keep you involved and informed of today's current events.
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Training Opportunity: Mental Health Issues in Agricultural Populations
Offered by Kansas Train, this web-based training module is designed to assist nurses and other healthcare professionals to identify sources of stress among farmers and to recognize manifestations of stress such as anxiety, depression, and the increased suicide rate in the farming population. Interventions to decrease, modify, or eliminate the stress will be shared.
Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.
Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR)
Three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.
Training Materials: Rural Resilience Training
As part of their mission to support rural communities and agriculture during this difficult farm economy, Farm Credit has developed training materials focused on mental health and stress management. These Rural Resilience online courses are free and open to the public. They are made possible by grant funding from Farm Credit.
Mental health is about emotional health, brain health, healthy children and families, and a healthy Kansas. Contact your local Community Mental Health Center if you or someone you know needs help, counseling or other support services.