Montana Ag Producer Stress Resource Clearinghouse
MSU Extension Supports Farmers and Ranchers
Welcome to Montana’s first statewide stress management resource, designed specifically for agriculture producers. We are here for farmers, ranchers, and their families and loved ones. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and resources you need to help you manage your stress and fine tune your mental health. Please use the site to discover local, state and national resources that will help ease any burden that you, or a loved one, might be experiencing.
Caring for a farm or agri-business is hard work. Farmers and ranchers tackle the essentials of caring for and managing animals, crops, and employees every day. At the same time, ag producers often deal with work-related family dynamics, climate and seasonal issues, or financial stressors, such as changing commodity prices. MSU Extension has sought input from agricultural organizations, educators, health professionals and local Montana farmers and ranchers to identify the specific situations causing stress, and to put together a set of tools to help our Montana agricultural community better manage and cope with the stressors they might be experiencing. Our aim is to provide helpful information to farmers and ranchers, rural or subsistence farmers, in addition to their family members and loved ones. Please use this site to identify the circumstances that cause stress in your daily life (sometimes called “stressors”), measure your stress, learn more about how to manage your stress, and get connected with resources if you are in need of individualized assistance. If you have any additional or specific questions, please use the “contact an expert” form below.
24-Hour Suicide Help Line:
900-273-8255 or Dial 211
Prescription Opioid Help Line:
National Suicide Hotline:
text your zip code to 898211
Montana Crisis Line:
Text "MT" to 741741
FACE TO FACE TELEHEALTH COUNSELING:
Western Montana Mental Health Center
online/phone therapy from your home
call 556-6500 to schedule
Human Development Clinic- MSU
Telehealth counseling services for
individuals living across Montana.
Please call (406) 994-4113 to make an
appointment and/or for questions.
You may also visit their website at:
Summit Therapy Center PC
offers in person and telehealth counseling services (Spanish & English)
at 547 South 20th Street W, Suite 5, Billings MT.
Visit their Facebook Page Call 406-272-2606
Research based tools and information to help during this pandemic. View the webpages here.
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as it becomes available and is vetted by our advisory council.
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