Resource Library




Mental Health in Agriculture

View the links provided for additional mental health related resources.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list of all mental health resources and services available to Monroe County residents. If you are aware of any updates needed or know of additional resources not provided here, please contact us so that we may add them!

Suicide Prevention Phonelines

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency or exhibiting signs of a mental health crisis, please reach out to one of these resources as soon as possible.

  • Dial 911 for Emergencies

    If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by dialing 9-1-1.

  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Dial 988

    “Formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the 988 Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness. that provides free and confidential.”

  • SAMHSA National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

    “The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) National Helpline is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Also visit the online treatment locator, or send your zip code via text message: 435748 (HELP4U) to find help near you.”

  • Farm Aid’s Farmer Hotline: 1-800-FARM-AID (327-6243)

    “If you need to talk to someone directly, we are here to listen. Whether you have been farming for a few years or decades we welcome your call, our team will listen and point you in the right direction. Our Farm Aid staff answer the hotline Monday through Friday from 9am to 10pm ET / 6am to 7pm PT.”

  • Michigan 211 Hotline: Dial 211

    “Michigan 2-1-1 is an easy way to connect with help of all kinds, right in your community. Need help with food, housing, or paying bills? Need support in a family crisis or community disaster? We’re here for you. Any time. All the time. Just call, text, or search online and we’ll get you connected.” 

MSU Extension – Mental Health Resources

Managing Farm Stress

Teletherapy Program

Rural Resilience Online Course

Click above to visit MSU Extension’s webpage dedicated to providing resources for managing farm-related stress

MSU Extension has partnered with Pine Rest Mental Health Services to connect farmers experiencing stress to teletherapy options with therapists and counselors who understand agriculture and farm life.

This free online course aims to better equip farmers, their families, and the agricultural community with tools and resources to help in time of need.

Mental health First aid

Developed by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, this Mental Health First Aid course teaches participants how to help people who may be experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.

Other Mental Health Resources

Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) – Agricultural Safety

The CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed an extensive agricultural safety and health program to address the high risks of injuries and illnesses experienced by workers and families in agriculture.

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS)

MDHHS has multiple webpages and resources dedicated to mental health and wellbeing. Click here to view their resources for free or low-cost mental health care. – Michigan Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources

This webpage is a running list of available resources to Michigan farmers and their families relating to mental health support, financial relief, and suicide prevention.

Michigan Farm Bureau – Stress and Mental Health

This MI Farm Bureau webpage is dedicated information regarding farm stress and mental health

American Farm Bureau – “Farm Town Strong” Opioid Campaign

Farm Town Strong is an awareness campaign by the nation’s two largest farm organizations – American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union- to bring attention to the opioid epidemic in farm country and provide information and resources to help those struggling with opioid abuse.

American Farm Bureau – “Farm State of Mind” Mental Health Campaign

American Farm Bureau’s Farm State of Mind awareness campaign works to build awareness to reduce stigma and provides access to information and resources that promote farmer and rancher mental health wellness.

Farm Crisis Center – Resource Hub

The Farm Crisis Center is a part of the National Farmers Union and serves as a resource hub for farmers and individuals living in rural communities. Resources include hotlines for individuals experiencing stress, disaster resources, and disaster assistance programs.

North Central Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Center

Funded by a USDA Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network grant, North Central Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Center is composed of lead agencies representing 12 states, including Michigan. We want to make sure that you, your family, and the people you work with have access to the resources needed, when they are needed. We believe in working together to cultivate rural supports, mental health resources, and community to help farmers, ranchers, and other agriculture workers as they navigate increasing stress.

Rural Health Information (RHI) Hub – Rural Response to Farmer Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

This RHI Hub Issue Guide was developed in response to this rising mental health crisis in farming communities. It is designed to provide information about federal, state, and nonprofit resources and promising programs in rural communities that are addressing mental health needs in these populations. It also includes sections about key organizations working on mental health and agriculture issues and stakeholders who may be positioned to offer support to farmers and their families.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: This information is provided as a public service and does not constitute endorsement or sponsorship by Monroe Conservation District.