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If you or someone you know is having a mental crisis or is emotionally distressed, please call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 9-8-8 for assistance.

Dealing with Stress from Winter Weather Woes

January 29, 2024
From subzero temperatures and blizzards to potential flooding in the coming weeks, the Midwest has had a tumultuous 2024 so far. This article provides positive relief strategies to help Nebraskans cope with stress and frustrations from these challenges.

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Webinar attendees will learn how to ask open-ended questions to recognize someone’s stress levels, and how to improve their awareness of warning signs of suicide and provide available resources to support someone in need.

Nebraska Extension Webinars to Cover Stress Recognition, Management for Ag Producers and Professionals

October 26, 2023
The “Mending the Stress Fence” webinars will build awareness of the signs and symptoms of stress in rural communities and cover the eight dimensions of wellness.

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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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Simple things like spending time with your pet or listening to your favorite music can help reduce stress and improve your overall health. For more help coping with difficult times, see these Stress Resources.

Keeping Stress in Check: 10 Strategies and Tools

May 18, 2023
Nebraska Extension Educator Glennis McClure shares examples of strategies that may help producers cope during stressful times.

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Disaster, Financial Shocks & Stress - You Aren’t Alone

March 11, 2020
Everyone confronts times of stress. Know that whatever challenges you have faced, you are not alone!

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Tips for Managing Feeling and Emotions on the Anniversary of a Traumatic Event

March 10, 2020
Last year Nebraska experienced several disasters that changed individual, family and community life. As the calendar approaches the anniversary date, those impacted may experience strong emotions and feelings such as worry, anger, frustration, loss and sadness.

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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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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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