Farm Stress Workshops
We can all offer help.
Across the farm industry, there are ways we can all help. These workshops help you better identify warning signs and ways to help. Connect with your local Extension office for local workshops.
Mental Health First Aid for the Ag Community
Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based program that teaches participants a 5-step process to check in with someone experiencing distress, listen, and encourage appropriate professional or self-help resources.
- Adult MHFA is about mental health among adults, including signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and substance use.
- Youth MHFA is for adults who work with youth to learn about how emerging mental health issues differ from typical adolescent development.
Communicating With Farmers Under Stress
Communicating with Farmers under Stress is a workshop for agricultural community members to learn the stressors in agriculture, including financial trends, as well as warning signs of suicide and how to help a producer experiencing distress. Contact Stephanie Ann Acevedo for information and availability.
Weathering the Storm
Weathering the Storm is a workshop for agricultural producers that helps you identify and manage stressors in life and resources that can help when feeling distressed. Chronic stress can take a huge toll on your health. Learn to identify common stressors, recognize symptoms, and access practical management tools and techniques to reduce the effects of unwanted stress.