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Farmer Stress Support Resources

Dealing with Stress in Agriculture

For Connecticut farmers and their families

 

Are you at risk? In Crisis call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 211 in CT, or Text "CT" to 741741.

In an Emergency call or text 911

 

COVID-19 Resources - The worldwide pandemic involving COVID-19 (coronavirus) has produced unprecedented challenges in the agricultural community and around the world. UConn Extension has curated many resources for our audiences.

COVID-19 Information and Support for CT Farmers

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE EXECUTIVE ORDER 7H - ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES

 

Resources for Managing Stress During a Pandemic

Managing Stress During a Pandemic

Dr. Heidi Radunovich, a licensed clinical psychologist at UF/IFAS has put together a presentation regarding managing stress during a pandemic. It is a great presentation with things that can be done individually and within families. She also talks about managing stress in children.

Resources:

How to Cope with Stress (PDF, English)
Talking to Your Children (PDF, English)
Cómo lidiar con el estrés (PDF, español)
Cómo hablar con los niños (PDF, español)

 

Resources from the December 5th Connecticut Ag Wellness Summit

The Human Animal, Recognizing Behaviors and Learning to Engage - Dr. Jennifer Quammen, Veterinarian Coaching

Contralling the Controllables - Jon Jaffe, Farm Credit East

Suicide is Preventable - Connecticut Resources - Andrea Iger Duarte, CT Deparment of Mental Health & Addiction Services

 

Resources available in Connecticut

CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

Farm Credit East

Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) Institute

Similar to CPR training, QPR training teaches anyone how to respond to help prevent suicide

 

Other resourses

MSU Extension - Managing Farm Stress

Iowa State University - Farm Stress Management 

National Ag Safety Database

New York FarmNet

 

                     

 
  

The Farm Risk Management and Crop Insurance website has been developed as part of a Targeted States Crop Insurance Education/Information Partnership conducted by the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System in collaboration with the Risk Management Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 

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