Finding ways to take action of the situation
Click on these links to learn more about what our elected officials are doing to help end suicide in farming:
Facilitating Accessible Resources for Mental health and Encouraging Rural Solutions For Immediate Response to Stressful Times Act
FARMERS FIRST Act S.2712
The FARMERS FIRST Act would provide funding jointly through USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services to state departments of agriculture, state extension services, and non-profits for helplines and websites, would reestablish the previously eliminated Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) to coordinate best practices and responses among the grantees assisting on the ground, and establish an assessment committee to develop a report on farmer stress.
Stemming the Tide of Rural Economic Stress and Suicide
STRESS Act HR 5259
The legislation would reauthorize the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network program, which was authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill but never funded