National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The new 988 three-digit dialing code has been designated as part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. Call, text, or chat 988, and you will be connected to trained counselors. The Lifeline phone number, 1-800-273-8255, will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.
North Dakota Resources
ND Mental Health Association
North Dakota 24/7 Help Line: Dial 211 or 800-472-2911
Village Family Center
Village Family Center offers telehealth services in mental health, addiction treatment and financial counseling. Request an appointment here.
Mental Health America
Mental Health America (MHA) of North Dakota offers free mental health screening tools here.
Abound Counseling offers counseling/therapy services throughout ND. Several of Abound’s therapists have personal backgrounds in agriculture and want to serve families involved in agriculture. Counseling services can be provided in-person or also through telehealth counseling which can reach most areas of the state. Counseling services are paid for through health insurance. Abound also offers a Charitable Care Program to assist with payment for individuals without health insurance. Call (701) 223-1510 or connect online.
North Dakota State University
Farm Stress Fact Sheets including a downloadable PDF. Find stress management tips for controlling events, attitudes, and responses to stress.
Coronavirus Resource Page from NDSU Extension
You,Your Health and Response to Rural Stress 2020
Preventing Farmer Suicide: Collaboration and Communication
Podcast: Dealing with Stress on the Farm
Four Key Coping Priorities in Managing Farm Stress
Stress Warning Signs and Coping Resources in Farming and Ranching
Resources from Other North Dakota Organizations:
Resources for Farmers & Ranchers from North Dakota Department of Human Services
Resource and Media Center from North Dakota Prevention
ND Suicide Prevention from Behavioral Health and Human Services
Production Agriculture Stress from Production Ag and Stress (eXtension)
Resources from Other Organizations:
Resources about sleep-hygiene from Sleep.org
Resources from Other States/Universities:
Stress and Change from the University of Minnesota
Managing a Farm from the University of Minnesota
Managing Farm Stress from Michigan State University
ASA Tools and Resources:
National Emotional Wellbeing Resources
A Heathy Farm is Nothing without You
Staying Social from a Distance
Breaking Down Mental Health Barriers in Agriculture
You Can’t Avoid Farm Stress, But You Can Manage It
Sometimes You Need Help, and Sometimes You are the Help