Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness Month
May 2019

#MentalHealthAwareness #USAgCenters #WhyCare #GreenRibbon #CureStigma

Join the US Ag Centers in promoting Mental Health Awareness Month in May 2019.

In response to growing concerns about the lack of resources and support for farmers, farm workers and families who are facing difficult economic conditions and higher rates of suicide in rural and agricultural communities, the U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers are actively participating in Mental Health Awareness month.

The campaign begins April 29 and runs through May 26

Week 1: Science of Stress and Suicide Risk
Week 2: Referral Resources
Week 3: Prevention of Substance Abuse
Week 4: Cultivating Resiliency
Week 5: Break the Stigma

US Ag Centers Mental Health Awareness Campaign Promotional Toolkit

This promotional toolkit provides guidance for campaign engagement. The US Ag Centers invite you to participate in the campaign through the diverse materials:

  • Update your cover photo with graphics
  • Use a customizable news release on your website
  • Share the op-ed in your media platform
  • Tweet, share, and post resources and social media messages



Customizable Signs and Symptoms of Stress Poster

The Signs and Symptoms of Stress card is also available as an 8.5×11 landscape poster with space for co-branding with your organizations information and resources.

The poster contains the behavior and physical signs of stress, as well as tips for what you can do if you recognize the signs and symptoms in yourself or someone you know.

The right column of the poster is blank for adding your own branding, information and resources.

  • If you are interested in the co-branded template, please email umash@umn.edu



To build upon the ideas generated in the Building Resilient Agricultural Communities 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.



All of the U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers are doing important outreach and research and improve mental health in agricultural communities. This list is a compilation of these projects.