Stress Resources

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness month! Mental health is an issue that is too often ignore by our society, while also being a struggle many many people face.

Click Here for our Mental Health Publication, where we talk about common symptoms to watch for, and resources to find help.

Americans are, as a whole, moving through an extremely traumatic event, complete with extensive disruption to their normal lives. These kinds of events can trigger or exacerbate mental health issues. Be aware, care for yourself and those around you, and do not be afraid to ask for help.

Stress Management

Weekly Mindful Mondays - Information and Social Media Links Here

Stress Management: Managing Time, Work, and Family - PDF Here

Stress Management - PDF Here

Managing Rural Stress (Worksheet) - PDF Here

Best Ways to Manage Stress - Link to Harvard Website Here

Six Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Stress - Link to Harvard Website Here

Exercise and Mental Health - Link to Health Direct Website Here

Managing Stress and Pursuing Wellness in Times of Tight Margins - PDF Here

Family Stress

Family Members Handle Stress Differently - PDF Here

Managing Stress During the Coronavirus Outbreak - Website Link Here

Supporting Families During Covid-19 - Website Link Here

Understanding Symptoms

Understanding Stress and Depression - PDF Here

Understanding Suicide and Depression - PDF Here

What Can I Do to Help? - PDF Here

Agricultural Stressors

The Farmers Mental Health Crisis: Understanding the Vulnerable Population - Website Link Here

Understanding Key Stresses in Farming and Ranching - Website Link Here

The Surprising Reality of Depression and Suicide Among Farmers - Website Link Here

Farm Family Resources

Farm Family Stressors: Private Problems, Public Issue - Website Link Here

Preventing Farmer Suicide: Collaboration and Communication - YouTube Link Here

Farm Stress & Decision-Making During Challenging Times - Website Link Here

Stress Reducing Strategies

A Mindfulness-Based Approach in Reducing Stress - PDF Here

How Do Farmers and Their Families Cope with Stress? - Website Link Here

12 Tools for Your Wellness Toolbox in Times of Farm Stress - PDF Here

My Coping Strategies (Worksheet) - PDF Here

Rural Health Information Hub - Website Link Here

Resources, Hotlines, and Services

K-State Counseling Services - Website Link Here

Disaster Distress Helpline - Website Link Here - Or call 1-800-985-5990

National Domestic Violence Hotline - Website Link - Or call 1-800-799-7223 or 1-800-787-3224

How COVID-19 May Increase Domestic Violence and Child Abuse - Article Link Here

Intimate Partner Resources - Fact and Resource Sheet Here

Crisis Text Line - Website Link Here - Or Text HOME to 741741

National Alliance for Mental Health - Website Link Here

COVID-19 Guide - Website Link Here

Agricultural Resources and Hotlines

Kansas AG Stress Resources - Website Link Here - Or call 1-800-447-1985

Rural Health Information Hub - Website Link Here

Kansas Farm Bureau: Mental Health Resources - Website Link Here

Farm Aid Hotline - Call 1-800-327-6243, Monday - Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm Eastern

National Suicide Prevention Hotline - Website Here - Or call 1-800-273-8255

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