Mental Health in Agriculture
Working in agriculture is a worthy and honorable profession; however, it is not always easy. It is important to not only care for your crops and livestock, but for yourself as well. In agriculture's high stress atmosphere, your physical and mental health should never be overlooked. For questions or additional help, please contact Mallory Meek, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, at 785-843-7058 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Help Now: Crisis Resources
Should I Be Feeling This Way? - KS Wheat
Ways to Manage Farm Stress
Helping a Neighbor in Need
Tips to Help Others - KS Wheat
Douglas County Professional Support
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center: Education, consultation and outreach services regarding mental health
Headquarters Counseling Center: Professional staff in helping with emotional stress and crisis in Douglas County.
DCCCA: Support for substance abuse, prevention services and behavioral health.
Farming Community Can Often Suffer in Silence: Lawrence Journal World-LMH Health Article
Farm Crisis Center: Offers Disaster, Mental Health, and financial Assistance,
Farm Aid Hotline: (800) 327-6243 M-F 9am-5pm eastern time
Disabilities on the Farm
Kansas AgrAbility: Assist people with disabilities in agriculture
Farm Town Strong: Farmer - to - Farmer support to bring attention and help to those struggling with opioid addiction.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Helps reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness.