"Farm Stress: You're Not Alone" Video
In efforts to create a culture within the agriculture community across Kansas that is open to talking about the struggles with mental health, related to farm stress, Kansas State Research and Extension of Douglas County and Douglas County's Commission partnered for a video that shares Kansas Farmers' stories about their struggle with mental health due to farm stress. This video allows other agriculture producers to see their peers talk about stress, and it helps to break the stigma surrounding mental health.
Also located in the video are warning signs and statewide available resources, including local K-State Research and Extension Offices. If you or someone you know are struggling with mental health and stress, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)*. This Lifeline is always available for ANY mental health help, not just suicide.
The "Farm Stress: You're Not Alone" video is found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SDszgQciiA. For more information, contact the Ford County Extension Office at 620-227-4542.
* When a Kansas registered phone calls the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the caller will be transferred to the Headquarters Counseling Center located in Lawrence, KS. As shown in this video, the Center is directed by a farmer and is working on making sure lifeline volunteers are trained in making those personal connections with farmers.