Feeling Hopeless, Angry or Confused?
Crisis Support Line 24/7
Call: 800.282.5005 or Text: MN TO 741741
Serving Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, & Roseau Counties
|Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline
Free, confidential, open 24 hrs a day, 7 days a wk.
The Farm & Rural Helpline is also available to those unsure of what to do about family or friends who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, or a mental health crisis. Farmers and rural Minnesotans can call the toll free number as often as needed.
Veterans Crisis Line
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|Mental Health Advocacy Minnesota Warmline
5:pm – 10:pm Monday – Saturday
Support or information, just to talk, get answers, or local referrals.
|Text: Support to 85511|
Cultivating Resiliency Webinars
Raising awareness of farm stress is important, but offering some tools to help weather the stress is critical. This new interactive online series sets out to help cultivate resiliency by focusing on what you can control in these challenging times and connect you with resources and information that can help weather stress.
The sessions are 60-90 minutes in length and include a topic for discussion followed by an interactive Q & A period.
SESSIONS ARE FREE BUT REQUIRE ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION
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Need to Talk?
Are you struggling with feeling alone, sad, stressed, or worried and feel like you have no one to turn to?
Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline: 833-600-2670
Farm & Rural Helpline Answers the Call for Mental Health
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Free, Confidential Service Now Available in Minnesota
A new Farm & Rural Helpline is now available to Minnesota farmers and rural residents. The service, funded by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), is free, confidential, and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The toll free number is (833) 600-2670.
Farmers and rural communities face unique stresses and emotional situations, including financial challenges, unpredictable weather, physically demanding work, and more. As stress, anxiety, depression, financial burdens, and other mental and emotional issues continue to impact the lives of farmers and rural Minnesotans, the MDA recognized the need for ongoing support.
“I farmed for 24 years, so I’m no stranger to the stress and worry that can be part of farming,” said MDA Commissioner Dave Frederickson. “I know that sometimes it helps to talk to someone about problems that can seem insurmountable. There is always help available around the corner.”
As an active farmer during the economic crisis of the 1980s, Commissioner Frederickson experienced first-hand the emotional toll farming can take on individuals and families.
He also knows that resources are available in Minnesota to families navigating the unique challenges facing farmers on a daily basis. The Farm & Rural Helpline can connect callers to financial assistance programs, health and mental health services, legal help, and more. Calls are confidential, but counselors may ask for a first name and phone number in case of a dropped call. Translation services are also available, with translators available in all languages.
The Farm & Rural Helpline is also available to those unsure of what to do about family or friends who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, or a mental health crisis.
Farmers and rural Minnesotans can call the toll free number as often as needed at (833) 600-2670
With all the things you need to do, farming can sometimes be over-whelming, especially when it comes to legal issues. This easy to use booklet is designed for non-lawyers, it simple and practical.
This handout summarizes the 12 things you need to know about farm law, the 12 ways you can guide farmers to legal resiliency, and the Farm Commons resources that will help you and your farmer-clients succeed.
Learn More: https://farmcommons.org/