Staying Mentally Healthy During COVID-19: Resources for Farmers

— Written By Rhea Hebert
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Rooster crowing on a wooden fence at sunrise

COVID-19 has made a big impact on animal producers and there have been a lot of resources for dealing with practical and economical concerns. Now, we’re sharing resources for farmers concerned about maintaining their mental health during these – and other – stressful times.

Online webinar series

Check out this webinar series, starting June 25, 2020, Improving Mental Health Service Access for Farming and Rural Communities: Three-Part Webinar Series.

NC State Extension resources

NC State Extension has also been gathering resources related to COVID-19; you can find news, resources, and information on our COVID-19 Resources Extension portal.

The Health & Wellness page of the COVID-19 Resources portal includes a section on Emotional Health.

North Carolina Agromedicine Institute resources

The North Carolina Agromedicine Institute is a partnership that addresses health and safety risks faced by farmers. They have a number of useful resources.

  • Agricultural Stress
    This page gathers resources and media to help farmers manage different stressors that can harm their mental health.
  • Farmer Stress Resource Directory
    This resource, from the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute, NC State Extension and Farm Credit, gives farmers information on services available to help with farm stress and behavioral health issues.
  • COVID-19 Resources
    This page gathers a wide range of documents, links, and information to make it easier for farmers to find what they need.

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