Suicide Prevention Training

QPR Training: Free for KCGA Members

Times for any farmer can be stressful. However, no farmer is alone. If you, or someone you know, are suffering from stress, resources are available to help.

Learn How You Can Help a Neighbor or Family Member

QPR Training Offered Free to KCGA Members: A new KCGA member benefit aims to help farm families and industry supporters better understand what do if you are around someone who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. The QPR Institute offers training. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer. A free training course is available to KCGA members. Our members have free access to this training, a $29.00 value. Please contact farmerhealth@ksgrains.com  for the code and further instructions on accessing the QPR training.

About QPR: “The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.” Learn more here.

Ag Aware Mental Health Providers

We are partnering with Kansas Department of Agriculture to identify “Ag Aware” providers in the state. “Ag Aware” providers understand the culture of agriculture and can speak effectively with farmers about their unique lifestyle and occupation. Check out the growing list at HERE.

 

Resources

We are on the lookout for great resources on stress and mental health. Here are some resources to check out!

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Online Resources

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Video Resources

  • Watch this video featuring Kansas farmers talking about farm stress and mental health.