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NC State Extension

Rural Stress

Farm Stress Resources

N.C. Cooperative Extension and NC Agromedicine Institute would like to share the following resources available to assist farmers, their families, and employees with farm-related stress:

The directory provides information on counseling and other mental health services across the state including phone and mobile crisis services. The directory also includes web-based publications and tools to help individuals cope better in their day-to-day lives.

  • Free Counseling Sessions

Up to three free counseling sessions are available for individuals not having third-party insurance. Need more than three sessions or have third party insurance and don’t know where to go for counseling? Contact the NC Agromedicine Institute at 252.744.1008/919.880.4225 or tutorr@ecu.edu  for assistance.

  • Farmer to Farmer

Need to talk to someone but not ready for a counselor? Farmer to Farmer can pair you with a farmer or farm family member who has been specially trained in farm stress response and peer support. Farmer to Farmer sessions are free and totally confidential! Contact the NC Agromedicine Institute at 252.744.1008/919.880.4225 or tutorr@ecu.edu to learn more.

Learn tips on dealing with stress from other farmers including Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler and N.C. Cooperative Extension Director Rich Bonanno.

Farm stress programs and resources made possible with the support of: