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Ohio's Got Your Back

FARM STRESS?
We've Got Your Back 

Agriculture is the number one industry in Ohio. We know our farmers give so much of themselves to keep the industry strong. We also know so many factors in farming are out of a farmer’s control, and that can be stressful. Wondering if the weather will cooperate, long hours working alone – it can all affect the well-being of the farm family. We want you to know, you’re not alone. We want you to know, there is help available. We want you to know, we’ve got your back.

Get Help In a Crisis

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GET HELP IN A CRISIS

Crisis Text Line

Text the keyword ‘4hope’ to 741 741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor with this free, confidential service.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Family Support

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FAMILY SUPPORT

Be Present

Be Present educates and empowers peers, friends, classmates and siblings of at-risk youth to "step-up" and provide needed support to others. It also makes youth more aware of and able to address their own emotional state.

Man Therapy

Man Therapy is an online resource that shows working age men that talking about their problems, getting help and fixing themselves is masculine. At the center of the campaign is a web portal that allows men to do a "head inspection" (self-assessment) and get "manly mental health tips".

Cultivating Resiliency for Women in Agriculture

This interactive, online series help women in agriculture cultivate resiliency by focusing on what they can control in these challenging times and connecting them with resources that can help them weather stress.

Farmer Veteran Coalition

This national group offers support to America's veterans who choose a career in agriculture.

Other Resources

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OTHER RESOURCES

Buckeye Firearms Association - Is Your Safety On?

For gun owners, protecting family and friends involves more than keeping them safe from accident or attack. It also involves being aware of the warning signs of suicide and the steps to prevent it.

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation

The OSPF supports community-based efforts to reduce stigma, promote education and awareness about suicide prevention.

Ohio MHAS

Find mental health and substance use disorder resources for providers and families.

Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) 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.

Training

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TRAINING

If you are interested in any of these trainings, call the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation at (614) 429-1528

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

QPR training prepares people to recognize signs of a mental health crisis and suicide and empowers them to intervene and assist.

Mental Health First Aid for Youth and Adults

Just as CPR teaches how to help a person having a medical emergency, Mental Health First Aid teaches how to help someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis.