January 18, 2020
Suicide Prevention in the Agriculture Community
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or just need a welcoming ear to talk to, please call the 24/7 Wisconsin Farmer Wellness Hotline at 1-888-901-2558.
Farming & Agriculture-focused Mental Health Resources
- Wisconsin Farm Center: 1-800-942-2474 (Mon-Fri 7:45am-4:30pm) Information & support for farmers and their families as well as counseling vouchers that can be used throughout the state. https://farmcenter.wi.gov
- Harvest of Hope Fund: 1-608-836-4633 (leave a message) Provides financial assistance to Wisconsin farm families to meet a variety of emergency needs, including food, medical or veterinary expenses, machinery repair, spring planting supplies, and more. www.madisonchristiancommunity.org/harvest_of_hope.aspx
- Farm Aid Hotline: 1-800-327-6243 (Mon-Fri 8am-4pm) Provides a listening ear to those who are struggling or in crisis and referrals to support organizations. https://www.farmaid.org/our-work/supporting-family-farmers/
Agriculture professionals seek ways to spot signs of suicidal thoughts in dairy farmers by Nathan Phelps, Green Bay Press-Gazette. At a gathering of agricultural professionals, CSI’s Destination Zero coordinator presented on the importance of reaching out to farmers who are struggling and the role everyone can play in preventing suicides in the agriculture community.
Farm Stress Management from NYFarmNet. Learn more about recognizing the signs of chronic stress, depression or suicidal intent and what you can do to help.
Resilient Farms, Families, Businesses & Communities: Responding to Stress from UW-Extension Farm Management. Information about stress and how it impacts the body, as well as links to articles on a variety of topics relating to farm stress.