When extreme stress manifests as a breaking point, like suicide, agricultural communities face unimaginable tragedy and loss. Stress, depression,
Stress, depression, and suicide are on the mind of agricultural communities, where economic, social, and environmental forces challenge the health and safety of farmers, agricultural workers and their families.
In response to a growing concern about the lack of resources and support for farmers, farm workers and families who are facing difficult economic conditions in the region and the higher rates of suicide in rural and agricultural communities, UMASH has been working to build partnerships to stimulate innovation and action.
Signs and Symptoms of Stress was developed to provide guidance for how to recognize the physical and behavioral signs of stress in oneself or others, with suggestions for self-help or how to help someone else.
This resource card is FREE and available on-line, at UMASH outreach events and it is also being distributed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and others. Print-ready file is available for organizations interested in making this resource available to your members, clients or customers.
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
UMASH Partner Projects
To build upon the ideas generated in this forum UMASH invited partnership proposals that would address forum themes and build partnerships in the region to respond to the needs. Sixteen proposals were received and three were selected to partner with UMASH.
SPOTLIGHT: Stress & Mental Health
SPOTLIGHT: Thoughts & Weeds
Monica Kramer McConkey offers a unique perspective on controlling negative thoughts just as we need to control weeds in the field.
Farm Safety Check: Stress and Wellness
In farming, there’s a lot out of your control, creating stress that can potentially lead to serious impacts on your well-being. Check in on yourself,
Down on the Farm Workshops
The first day of Down on the Farm workshops was held January 30, 2018, at Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN. Stress factors have been on the rise on farms,
Managing Stresses in Farming in North Dakota
UMASH Outreach Coordinator Diane Kampa attended the Managing Stresses in Farming, Families, and Finances Workshop on Monday, January 29, 2018 at Bismarck
If you have questions, comments or you would like to connect with UMASH regarding this topic, please contact:
Diane Kampa email@example.com