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AgriStress Helpline: 24/7 Crisis Line Built for Farmers and Ranchers
July 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm CDT
Last updated on July 19th, 2022 at 01:33 pm
Farmers and ranchers in four states (Texas, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, and Virginia) can now access a crisis service helpline 24/7 staffed by trained professionals. View this 30-minute overview of the newly formed AgriStress Helpline for Farmers and Ranchers. The AgriStress Helpline is an evidence-based suicide prevention lifeline designed for agricultural communities.
Participants will learn how:
1. This innovative crisis model serves a critical unmet need.
2. The model was designed by credentialed professionals trained to respond appropriately to the agricultural community, through a program developed by experts in mental health, agriculture production, mediation, and financial analysis.
3. The crisis line utilizes a “care navigation” process where the helpline responders: triage for safety and provide de-escalation using a crisis intervention model; provide emotional support and coping techniques; and, when necessary, direct callers to the appropriate resources for their situation.
4. The expansion to new states and eventually a national helpline is both economical and feasible.