Staying Connected During Tough Times — Resources for Nebraska Farmers, Ranchers, and Their Families


If you are feeling stressed, we hope you reach out to one of the following groups:

Rural Response Hotline800-464-0258

The hotline offers access to attorneys, financial advisors, professional counselors, mediators, clergy, and others. There are 167 behavioral health professionals working with the Rural Response Hotline. Ask about no-cost vouchers for counseling services.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255

A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Crisis Text Line — Text GO to 741741

Free, 24/7 support for those in crisis, connecting people in crisis to trained Crisis Counselors.

Veterans Crisis Line  800-273-8255, press 1 or text to 838255

Connect with this resource to reach caring, qualified responders within the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

Negotiations Program  402-471-4876

Mediation services for agricultural borrowers, creditors, and USDA program participants.  Free one-on-one education on agricultural financial and legal matters.

The Boys Town National Hotline  800-448-3000

Not just for boys, but for all teens and their parents, this hotline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with specially trained counselors. A TDD line is available (1-800-448-1833), allowing counselors to communicate with speech-impaired and deaf callers.

Nebraska Family Helpline — 800-866-8660

Resource for parents with any issue.

SAMHSA National Helpline 800-662-HELP (4357)

Free, confidential, 24/7, 365-days-a-year treatment referral in English and Spanish for individuals and families experiencing issues with alcohol, prescription drug, or other substance abuse.

Nebraska LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Teams

Trained professionals acting as volunteers, bringing immediate support to those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Visit for a map with phone numbers of LOSS teams across the state or see the recent CropWatch story, Local Teams Help Family, Friends Cope After a Suicide.

You are not alone. We care about you!