Farmer Mental Health
The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development (CRHSSD) is leading the effort to build a network of support and resources for Illinois farm families. The purpose of the initiative is to provide a range of resources including a helpline to assist with farmer and farm-related issues that include mental and physical health needs.
Additionally, the initiative offers ongoing outreach, education, and training to rural clients and partners working to improve the health and safety of farm families.
If you or someone you know is in need:
Call or Text
Farmers and farm family's who prefer can also email counselors at [email protected].
Additional telehealth counseling sessions with SIU Medicine counselors are available for those in need of additional support.
Up to six individual, couple or group sessions are available at no cost to the farmer or farm family member with the support of grant funding.
Text HOME to 741741 to reach a Crisis Counselor
Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support via a medium people already use and trust: text.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
La Línea Nacional de Ayuda de SAMHSA es un servicio gratuito, confidencial, disponible las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana, los 365 días del año.
Esta línea telefónica es un servicio de información (en inglés y español) para personas y familias que enfrentan trastornos mentales o de uso de sustancias.