Mental Health

Farm families face multiple levels of stress every day.

The Challenge of Rural Stress

August 16, 2019
Stress has become a fact of life for farm families. This summer there's added stress in Scotts Bluff (Nebr) and Goshen (Wyo) counties as growers face losing their irrigation resource. Resources are available to help farm families address problems caused by stress.

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Raising Awareness of Farm Stress

August 7, 2019
This year has been fraught with challenges for farmers and agribusiness throughout the state, leading to increased stress. This article lists a number of tools and free resources available across the state to help individuals cope with stress.

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Connor Clark helps clear out the home of his grandfather, Dean Swim, in Winslow, Nebraska, on March 29, 2019.
Connor Clark helps clear out the home of his grandfather, Dean Swim, in Winslow, Nebraska, on March 29, 2019. (Photo by James Woolridge)

'Nebraska Strong' Counseling Program Launched

June 14, 2019
Mental health professionals and psychological first aid experts from the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center are addressing flood-related mental health needs through the recently-launched Nebraska Strong Recovery Project.

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New Wellness Resources for Farm and Ranch Families

April 26, 2019
Agriculture is a stressful occupation and while it provides numerous rewards, it does not come without challenges. These tips and resources can help you and your family better understand the effects of stress on your health and manage them.

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Coping with Stress During a Crisis

March 15, 2019
Is your family trying to cope with the added challenges brought on by Mother Nature this week? This article offers tips for helping your family cope, based on UNL research with more than 24,000 families. Stay Strong! Stay Resilient!

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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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Nebraska map displaying contact information for Nebraska LOSS teams across the state.
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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