A number of current events are exacerbating farm stress. Extension and farm organizations have mobilized responses to an emerging mental health crisis among farmers. To evaluate these responses, we conducted an online scan of resources to present a baseline typology of current mental health programs and response efforts in the 12-state Extension North Central Region. We classified responses by type of program, target audience, and delivery format. We identified the need to train mental health counselors and state suicide hotline responders on farm issues and farm culture.
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Inwood, S., Becot, F., Bjornestad, A., Henning-Smith, C., & Alberth, A. (2019). Responding to Crisis: Farmer Mental Health Programs in the Extension North Central Region. The Journal of Extension, 57(6), Article 20. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.57.06.20