Social_RuralResilience_Farmer_MentalHealth

Created by both the Michigan and Illinois State University Extension Programs, the Rural Resilience curriculum helps participants learn to recognize signs of stress, identify effective coping strategies, respond to suicidal behavior, and connect with appropriate resources.

Through a partnership with Farm Credit, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the National Farmers Union, the general public can access “Rural Resilience” for free on the MSU Extension website. Other remote services like teletherapy are available through MSU’s Farm Stress Program.