Farmer Stress Support Resources

For Connecticut farmers and their families

Dealing with Stress in Agriculture

Are you at risk? In Crisis call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 211 in CT, or Text “CT” to 741741.

In an Emergency call or text 911

USDA Farm Stress Convening Webinar and Additional Resources

The USDA meeting, Sustainable Livelihoods and Behavioral Health: Strategies to Address Farm Stress and Suicide , offered new information and discussions on strategies, programs, and resources to support farmers and ranchers in need.

Mental Wellness

mental wellness video series

Making Mental Health a Priority Within CT Agriculture 2021

COVID-19 Resources The worldwide pandemic involving COVID-19 (coronavirus) has produced unprecedented challenges in the agricultural community and around the world. UConn Extension has curated many resources for our audiences.

COVID-19 Information and Support for CT Farmers


Resources for Managing Stress During a Pandemic

Managing Stress During a Pandemic

Dr. Heidi Radunovich, a licensed clinical psychologist at UF/IFAS has put together a presentation regarding managing stress during a pandemic. It is a great presentation with things that can be done individually and within families.

Resources from the December 5th, 2019 Connecticut Ag Wellness Summit

The Human Animal, Recognizing Behaviors and Learning to Engage – Dr. Jennifer Quammen, Veterinarian Coaching

Contralling the Controllables – Jon Jaffe, Farm Credit East

Suicide is Preventable – Connecticut Resources – Andrea Iger Duarte, CT Deparment of Mental Health & Addiction Services


Resources available in Connecticut

CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

Farm Credit East

Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) Institute

Similar to CPR training, QPR training teaches anyone how to respond to help prevent suicide

Other resourses

MSU Extension – Managing Farm Stress

Iowa State University – Farm Stress Management 

National Ag Safety Database

New York FarmNet