Everyone experiences stress. Stress can manifest in many different ways and have an impact on your physical health. In difficult times, you might need extra help managing your stress.
Utilize the following resources if you're in need of a little help.
- Wyoming AgriStress Helpline - 1-833-897-2474 - If you're a producer in Wyoming and need someone to talk to, give the AgriStress line a call.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255 - If you or someone you know is showing signs of suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or seek help from a professional.
- Rocky Mountain Farmer's Union Farm Crisis Information - A list of resources including the Farm Aid Hotline, National Suicide Lifeline, a directory for local resources on a variety of issues, links to mediation resources from USDA, national disaster resources, a drought monitor, and links to USDA disaster assistance programs.
- Wyoming Substance Abuse and Mental Health Ombudsman - Free help navigating resources in Wyoming or help in advocating - (307) 638-5519 or toll free: (888) 857-1942
- The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
- TransFARMation radio and podcasts - Click here to listen to producers and others involved in agriculture talk about coping with stress as well as the the issues and situations they've faced and overcome.
- When Do You Need a Counselor? Agricultural Producers & Stress publication - Information from UW Extension about stress, blocks to seeking help, clues that it may be time to see a professional, and how to choose a counselor.
- American Farm Bureau Federation Rural Resilience Website - Training for individuals who interact with farmers and ranchers to help identify stress and suicide, information on the warning signs associated with mental health, tips on starting a conversation and helping someone in emotional pain, and more.
- The Personal Nature of Agriculture: Men Seeking Help - Information from UW Extension about men in agriculture and the difficulty some face seeking help.
- National Council for Behavioral Health - Links to help find behavioral health providers in your area and more.
- Upper Mid-West Agriculture and Safety Health Association (UMASH) - A collaboration of five leading research and health care institutions that provides stress and mental health resources and more.
- University of Wyoming Extension Service Stress Information - Information from the University of Wyoming Extension that focuses on information about coping with excessive stress, signs of chronic stress, symptoms of stress, how to help yourself and others experiencing stress, and various resources.
- Man Therapy - An engaging online resource that provides stress management tips for working age men.