Helpful Information for Rural and Agricultural Communities
HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR RURAL AND AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITIES
Resources for Farming Communities:
The Ohio Department of Agriculture says many factors in farming are out of a farmer’s control, which can be stressful. From wondering if the weather will cooperate, to long hours working alone: it can all affect the well-being of the farm family.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture launched “Got Your Back,” a program designed to connect farmers around the state with mental health resources in their area, and help combat the stigma that surrounds the issue. https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/gotyourback/
The MHARS Board provides free Question Persuade Refer (QPR) basic suicide prevention education specifically designed for Lorain County farmers or people living in rural parts of the county, upon request to 440-787-2071.