Managing Stress

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'Mending the Stress Fence' Virtual Programs Set for Aug. 29 and Sept. 5

August 25, 2023
The upcoming webinars will provide information on identifying common stressors, recognizing stress symptoms, and managing stress.

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Ashley Machado
Mental Health Consultant Ashley Machado will share insights on seasonal depression and strategies to help improve one's mental health in a Nov. 30 virtual program.

Women in Ag Program to Host ‘Fighting Winter Blues’ Course

November 3, 2022
Mental Health Consultant Ashley Machado will share insights on mental health issues and strategies to work through symptoms of seasonal depression and anxiety.

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Dec. 17 Webinar: Keeping Stress Levels in Check on the Farm

December 4, 2019
Farm stress levels ramped up in 2019 due to a number of weather and market challenges. This noon-hour webinar provides strategies for dealing with the stress of farming or ranching in today’s difficult economic environment.

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Figure 1. Stress levels are high in the farming community this year, given low commodity prices and widespread flood damage. An April 23 Nebraska Extension webinar looks at the causes of stress for farm families and offers strategies for managing stress to stay well.

Wellness in Tough Times Webinar for Farm and Ranch Families April 23

April 3, 2019
A free Nebraska Extension webinar ― Wellness in Tough Times ― will be offered at noon on April 23 to help farm and ranch families respond to the stressors brought on by the recent disasters and difficult economic environment.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Physical and Mental Wellness

March 4, 2019
Just as you develop habits to keep yourself physically healthy, you can develop habits that improve your mental wellness. Try these simple steps or seek out the resources listed here.

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Trained volunteers in a Local Outreach to Suicide Survivor’s (LOSS) Team are available throughout the state to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Local Teams Help Family, Friends Cope After a Suicide

February 22, 2019
The unexpected death of a loved one to suicide is an intensely traumatic event. If you're facing this loss, trained volunteers serving on Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Teams are available to aid your recovery.

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

February 12, 2019
These Nebraska resources can help you weather the storm, whether you're facing financial, emotional or family challenges. If you're feeling stressed, these resources can offer information and aid.

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Recognizing the Signs of Suicide and How You Can Help

February 5, 2019
Suicide is preventable and prevention begins with knowing what signs to look for and how to help. This story outlines the common signs of chronic stress and when someone is considering suicide as well as steps you can take to help them.

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