Disasters and emergencies can cause stress in many families. For some it may be more than they can handle alone. It is important to stay connected during tough times. Reach out if you are feeling stressed.
Resources to Support Farmers and Ranchers Dealing with Stress
Complex factors such as markets, long work hours and weather can have a significant influence on the livelihood of farmers and ranchers. If you or someone you know needs help, there are numerous programs available for Nebraskans.
Taking the Time to Listen
Recently, parts of Nebraska have experienced dangerous wildfires and most of the state is experience drought. These conditions maybe adding stress for those in your county whose livelihoods are dependent on the weather. The attached article, “Taking the Time to Listen” highlights the importance of listening to each other during stressful times.
The Rural wellness website shares resources and identifies ways to collaborate and enact positive change in rural communities; particularly communities adversely impacted by stress.
List of hotlines to call when feeling overwhelmed.
Anniversary dates of traumatic events can reactivate thoughts and feelings from the actual event, and survivors may experience peaks of anxiety and depression.