Michigan Farm Bureau values each and every one of our members. You’re more than a membership, you’re a part of our farming family.
These are uncertain times and farming has long been a passion of love albeit one of uncertain returns. Stress is part of this life that we love, but it doesn’t have to be a debilitating part. We’re here to help and the best way we know to do that regarding stress is by providing you with best resources and outlets. If you are struggling and simply need someone to talk with, contact the MFB Regional Manager in your area.
If you’re here because you suspect someone you know is suffering from stress, here’s a list to help you identify the warning signs:
DO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEED HELP?
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Free and confidential support for people in distress, preventions and crisis resources for you and your loved ones.
National Crisis Text Line: Crisis Text Line: is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to cool moment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Hotline (SAMHSA): SAMHSA's National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Farm State of Mind: Tips and resources for managing stress, anxiety or depression. Website/Social Media
AFBF Rural Resilience Training
Recognizing the high levels of stress affecting America’s farmers and ranchers, Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union partnered on a program to train individuals who interact with farmers and ranchers, providing them with the skills to
Any Farm Bureau member can register for this free online training here.
If you are not a Farm Bureau member, you can register for the free online training here.
If you’re concerned about yourself, a family member, a friend or a neighbor, MSU Extension has a suite of resources and educators that can help identify and manage stress. Among other offerings, you can: