Cultivating Resilience in Rural Communities

The Cultivating Resilience in Rural Communities toolkit was developed to support conversations on stress and mental health in the agricultural community.

The toolkit includes a discussion guide, participant worksheet, video and other materials that discussion leaders can use to plan, prepare and host a group conversation on mental health in agriculture in a community setting. The resources include the “nuts and bolts” of organizing, promoting and hosting a conversational event.


Mental Health & Agriculture Video

This video is a conversation starter about mental health and agriculture and should be used in conjunction with a program that discusses this issue in more depth.


Stress and Mental Health Resources

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.