Project Mission

Thank you for visiting the first statewide online clearinghouse of stress reduction and mental health resources for agricultural producers in Montana! This website was designed by an advisory council comprised of members from the agricultural, health, tribal, veteran, local government and Montana State University communities from around the State. We hope that you find the resources you need to better understand and manage your stress, as well as find local, state and national resources that will help support your mental health.

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What is Stress?

Stress is your bodies' natural reaction to a demand or "stressor."  Stressors may range from pressures due to daily life events (exercise, giving a presentation) to stress trigged by a negative change (loss of a job, death of a loved one) or to the occurance of major traumatic events (a life threatening accident or involvment in an armed conflict). Stress is normal and affects everyone, though it can impact your health both positively and negatively.  

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Measure Your Stress

We've created a short-online anonymous evaluation using the questions and scoring from the Perceived Stress Scale.  This may provide you a better idea of your real stress level.  
Take the stress measurement test

Manage Your Stress

Take care of yourself:

  • Exercise regularly
  • Plan time for relaxatiion
  • Eat healthy meals
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Avoid drugs and alcohol

Talk to others:

  • Health professional
  • Family and friends 

Learn more about managing stress

What is Mental Health

The section "What is Mental Health" contains definitions of common terms used to describe mental health topics, the relationship between stress and mental health, and links to informational resources, including a listing of the locations and contact information for mental health centers in Montana.

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24-Hour Suicide Help Line:
900-273-8255 or Dial 211

or text your zip code to 898211

Crisis Line:
Text "MT" to 741741

Prescription Opioid Help Line:
800-662-4357

 

Western Montana Mental Health Center is offering online/phone therapy from the comfort of your home: call 556-6500 to schedule
 

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This website is a work in progress.  We will be adding resources and updating information as it becomes available and is vetted by our advisory council.  Please check back regularly for more information.