Running on All Cylinders
Running on all Cylinders is a customizable workshop aimed at supporting the overall health and well-being of farmers, ranchers, agriculture workers, and their families. Participants in this introductory-level workshop will increase their awareness of issues causing stress for farmers, ranchers & agricultural workers, learn to identify signs of long-term stress in these populations, explore coping strategies, stress management tools, and basic intervention, de-escalation, and safety strategies. Through this workshop, we hope to normalize conversations around suicide, substance abuse, and mental health struggles and connect participants to local, state, and federal resources.
COMET – Changing our Mental and Emotional Trajectory
Developed by the High Plains Research Network (HPRN) Community Advisory Council (a grassroots group of ranchers, teachers, small business managers, students, retirees in rural eastern Colorado), rural mental health professionals, and health researchers, COMET training aligns with rural cultural values of neighbor helping neighbor and communities being their own best resource. Via COMET, community members learn how to initiate a supportive interaction for a potentially emotional conversation using a simple, conversational seven-question guide.
Trainings From Our Partners
Presented by AgriSafe
FarmResponseSM is a 3.5-hour continuing education module developed by national experts from the AgriStress Response Network. AgriSafe’s FarmResponse provides the full range of competencies necessary to provide appropriate mental healthcare for agricultural producers and their families. This knowledge is critical for a wide range of healthcare professionals to effectively care for a farmer’s total health.
For residents of Wyoming, the Wyoming Department of Agriculture has generously sponsored 150 free seats on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, or to register for this training please visit the AgriSafe FarmResponse webpage.
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.
Learn more and find available trainings at the QPR Institute.