University of Maryland Extension

Stress Management on the Farm

 

The truth is that farming is hard on both your physical and mental health. Explore a variety of self-care tips to protect your health and sanity as a farmer. Dig into practical and empowering stress-reduction techniques to incorporate into your weekly routine during the busy growing season

Presenter: Kim Rush Lynch, University of Maryland Extension, kimrush@umd.edu

Slides

Weblinks

Current Directions in Stress and Human Immune Function

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4465119/

Managing Stress During Tough Times

http://extension.colostate.edu/docs/pubs/consumer/10255.pdf

Preventing Farm-related Stress, Depression, Substance Abuse, and Suicide

https://afpc.tamu.edu/extension/resources/downturn-book/chapters/20-Preventing-Farm-related-Stress-Depression-Substance-Abuse-and-Suicide.pdf

Psychological Stress and the Human Immune System: A Meta-Analytic Study of 30 Years of Inquiry

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1361287/

The American Institute of Stress

https://www.stress.org

Stress Self-Assessment

https://www.stress.org/self-assessment/

Weathering the Storm: How to Handle Stress on the Farm

http://www.canr.msu.edu/managing_farm_stress/online_course_how_to_handle_stress_on_the_farm

http://www.canr.msu.edu/managing_farm_stress/managing_stress

Manage stress to increase farm safety 

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/warren/sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/warren/Managing%20Stress%20to%20Increase%20Safety.pdf

Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome

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