Stress Management and Mental Health Resources
Mental Health Resources Available
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.
Farm Family Resource Initiative
If you or someone you know is in need:
Call or Text
Farmers and farm family's who prefer can also email counselors at FarmFamilyResourceHelpline@mhsil.com.
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.
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available.
Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org
Crisis Text Line
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.
Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration
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.
Veterans Crisis Line
24/7, confidential crisis support
for Veterans and their loved ones
You don't have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to connect.
Dial 988 Press 1 or Text 838255
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Spanish)
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.
Cook County Department of Health
If you or a loved one are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255).