Farmer & Farmworker Mental Health Resources
Resources for Farmers
Learn more about what resources are available for farmers.
Resources for Farmworkers
Access more emotional and physical health resources for farmworkers.
Resources for Organizations
Organizations who work directly with farmers, farmworkers or the agricultural community can access resources, trainings and find information to assist in times of need.
Stress Management Tips
Practice these simple tips from the California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief during COVID-19 to protect your health and manage your stress response.
Safe, stable, and nurturing relationships can protect our brains and bodies from the harmful effects of stress and adversity. Stay in touch with mentors, friends, and family in person or by phone and video chat, including schools and community—or faith-based organizations.
Engage in 60 minutes of body movement—doesn’t have to be all at one time—every day. No matter the activity you choose, get your body moving and your heart rate up to burn off stress.
Get sufficient, high-quality sleep by setting a sleep schedule and routine, creating a comfortable, distraction-free environment, and avoiding electronics and caffeine too late into the day.
Balanced Nutrition and Hydration
Proper nutrition can help combat stress. This means regular mealtimes, minimizing refined carbohydrates, high fat, high sugar food, and reducing alcohol intake.
Mental Health Care
Engage in mental health care that can help decrease stress hormones and improve health. This could be minimizing the consumption of news and other media that may be upsetting or contacting a mental health professional.
Practice mindfulness, such as meditation, yoga, or prayer for 20 minutes, two times a day. Mindfulness can help strengthen the brain pathways that actively buffer the stress response, helping you regulate your stress response more easily.
Mental Health Resources
Access more free COVID-19 emotional wellness and mental health resources at CalHOPE.org.
This work is supported by Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) [grant no. 2021-70035-35573] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.