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.
The 2018 Farm Bill was enacted on December 20, 2018. The Farm Bill continues its strong support for America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest stewards through a variety of safety net, farm loan, conservation, and disaster assistance programs.
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Learning Session: Suicide Bereavement in Farm Country
Farmers and other rural residents have a higher likelihood of dying by suicide than people in urban communities. In the country, news travels fast and personal connections can span communities and generations. The Minnesota Departments of Agriculture and Health invite you to a learning session about suicide bereavement – what happens to people who are touched by another’s suicide. The session will include insights and information, best practices, and practical tips.
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.
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.