Is someone you know having difficulty coping with the stress associated with their farm, ranch, or agribusiness?
Maybe we can help!
Members of the AFR Farm Stress Management Team are fellow Oklahomans who understand the unique challenges of production agriculture. They’ve ridden market highs and lows, dreaded calls to the bank, and wondered how they were going to make it through another year. They’ve been where you’ve been.
If you or someone you know is dealing with these issues, please call 405-218-5591. You’ll reach a live person who has dealt with agriculture’s ups and downs and is ready to help.
FARM STRESS RESOURCES
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255
- Farm Aid Hotline 800-327-6243
- National Farmers Union Farm Crisis Center: www.farmcrisis.nfu.org
- Mental Health America – Mental Health Screening: https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools
FARM STRESS COURSE
As part of the 2020 Farm Stress Management initiative, National Farmers Union is partnering with other national farm organizations to provide an online course that will help family members, friends and neighbors address the farm stress crisis in their communities.
The course focuses on the skills needed to understand the sources of stress, learn the warning signs of stress and suicide, identify effective communication strategies, reduce stigma related to mental health concerns and connect farmers and ranchers with appropriate mental health and other resources.
Course participants will learn to:
- Understand sources of stress
- Recognize warning signs of stress and suicide
- Identify effective communication strategies
- Reduce stigma related to mental health concerns
- Connect farmers and ranchers with appropriate resources
The course is available to all AFR members at no cost.
Farm Aid: COVID-19 Farmer Resilience Initiative
AFR is a partner in the Farm Aid Farmer Resilience Initiative, which provides assistance through $500 spot grants that can help farmers meet household and other necessary expenses. If you or someone you know in the farming community is having difficulty with everyday bills or expenses, contact AFR State Secretary Paul Jackson at 405-218-5559 or [email protected].
More details on the Farm Aid Farmer Resilience Initiative:
More information on AFR involvement in the Farmer Resilience Initiative:
To apply for the Farmer Resilience Initiative Grant:
For Farm Aid’s guide Navigating COVID-19 Relief for Farmers: