Farm Stress Management & Resilience Project
The Farm Stress Management & Resilience Project is primarily funded through grants from the Southern Ag Exchange Network, USDA farm and ranch stress assistance expansion funds awarded through the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, and the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education.
QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
QPR suicide prevention training is a 1 to 2 hour training geared toward all audiences. The general training offers information about red flag behaviors that indicate that a person may be thinking about suicide. This training can be modified for farmers and is a great tool for anyone who works with this population including people in the lending or corporate sectors. This training can be presented in person or online with a maximum enrollment of 35 per session. Please contact Dr. Brittney Schrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the form below for more information or to schedule a training.
Managing Farm Stress and Pursuing Wellness - 1 hour program
This program is offered face-to-face by your local county extension agent. The program takes approximately one hour, and aims to meet the following objectives:
- Increase awareness of rural stress issues and warning signs of stress challenges.
- Explore key stress issues and communicate about steps in managing stress.
- Identify and apply useful coping methods for responding to stress and improving wellness.
- Identify and access available resources and sources of support.
Additional brief lessons of approximately 15 minutes may be presented in conjunction with the full program or in shorter opportunities such as community or production meetings on the following topics:
- Suicide Prevention
- Cultivating a Productive Mindset
To request or host a presentation of the Farm Stress program for a group in your county, please contact your county Family and Consumer Sciences agent.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training for anyone who wants to learn more in-depth information about how to respond to someone experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. This training can be delivered face-to-face, virtually, or in a hybrid online and face-to-face format. The group size is limited to 35, and requires at least 4 weeks' notice for scheduling. Please contact Dr. Brittney Schrick at email@example.com or complete the form below for more information or to schedule a training.
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If you or someone you know is in crisis, 988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:
- Thoughts of suicide
- Mental health or substance use crisis, or
- Any other kind of emotion distress
People can call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.