Farmers and ranchers face uncertain times, which can lead to depression, stress, addictions and other mental/behavioral health concerns. Get the help you need.

Getting Help

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Text or Call 988
  • Togetherall is a FREE, anonymous, online community that empowers farmers and their families to get and give support. Here are directions for signing up for Togetherall. This video also shows you how to sign up. 
  • A list of Ag Aware providers in the state of Kansas

Read more about farmers and ranchers who know the struggles you face and have experience managing mental health.

Mental Health Disorders:

Drugwatch is a free web health resource reviewed by the Health on the Net Foundation. A guide they've published covers disorders, warning signs and how to get treatment. 

Ag Behavioral Health

The website of Michael Rosmann, rural psychologist, contains resources related to behavioral health for farmers and ranchers.

AFBF Rural Stress Poll

Kansas Department of Agriculture's Kansas Ag Stress

Recommended Videos/Webinars

Mental/Behavioral Health Videos 

Mental/Behavioral Health Webinars 

 Mental/Behavioral Health Podcasts

Training Programs

  • The Rural Resilience Training Program 
    • Developed by Michigan State University Extension and designed for individuals who interact with farmers and ranchers to help recognize signs of stress and offer resources.
    • State/County Farm Bureau staff and members can register for the online training here. The training is free for all Farm Bureau staff and members. 
  • Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR)
    • Suicide-prevention training designed to educate people from all walks of life on how to recognize the warning signs of suicide. QPR training helps people get comfortable asking the question "Are you thinking about suicide?" and then helping others get appropriate help. For more information or to schedule a QPR training, please contact Rebecca McFarland,

Other Resources