Stress & Mental Health Resources

The frustration, stress, and anger that many individuals in the Illinois agriculture community are feeling presently are normal reactions to these abnormal times.

Research has shown that strong social support may significantly improve recovery from both physical and mental illnesses. There are resources available to help you build a tool-box that will aid in management of these emotions.

If you or someone you know are at a crisis point, please contact these organizations for no-cost, 24/7, confidential assistance.

Suicide prevention Services of America (630) 482-9696 or 1-800-273-8255

Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline 1-833-600-2670, ext. 1

CommUnity can be reached by phone or text 1-855-325-4296, or live chat at IowaCrisisChat.org

Iowa Concern Hotline 1-800-447-1985 or live chat.

 

You are not alone.

There are a number of online resources to help those in the agriculture community manage stress.

Carle Rural Health and Farm Safety program is offering a mental health first aid course for the Illinois agriculture community in late July.
https://www.carle.org/classes/mentalhealthfirstaid

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides resources for those considering suicide or those concerned about a loved one or colleague
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-someone-else/  &
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services for agriculture.
https://www.extension.iastate.edu/iowaconcern/

 

For some of us, helping others can be the best way to help ourselves.

These organizations are accepting donations to help Nebraska and Iowa farmer’s who are trying to rebuild their farms following the catastrophic spring floods.

https://www.iowafarmbureau.com/farmer-resources/flood-Assistance/farming-community-disaster-exchange
http://www.nebraska.gov/nebraska-strong/

 

 

Stress Signs and Symptoms PDF