Rural Stress Resources

Staying Connected During Tough Times

Resources for Nebraska Farmers, Ranchers, and Their Families

We hope you reach out if you are feeling stressed.
Rural Response Hotline:  The hotline offers access to many attorneys, financial advisors, professional counselors, mediators, clergy, and others.  There are 167 behavioral health professionals working with the Rural Response Hotline.   Ask about no-cost vouchers for counseling services.      800-464-0258
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:   A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.     800-273-8255
 Crisis Text Line:  Free, 24/7 support for those in crisis, connecting people in crisis to trained Crisis Counselors.            Text GO to 741741
Veterans Crisis Line:  Connect with this resource to reach caring, qualified responders within the Department of Veterans Affairs.     Many of them are Veterans themselves.               800-273-8255, Press 1             or Text to 838255
Negotiations Program:  Mediation services for agricultural borrowers, creditors, and USDA program participants.  Free one-on-one education on agricultural financial and legal matters.                                    800-446-4071
The Boys Town National Hotline:  Not just for boys.  For all teens and their parents, this hotline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with specially trained counselors.   A TDD line is available (1-800-448-1833), allowing counselors to communicate with speech-impaired and deaf callers.                    800-448-3000

Nebraska Family Helpline:  Resource for parents with any issue     800-866-8660
SAMHSA National Helpline:  Free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral in English and Spanish for individuals and families experiencing issues with alcohol, prescription drug, or other substance abuse.               800-662-HELP (4357)
Nebraska LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Teams:  Trained professionals acting as volunteers, bringing immediate support to those who have lost a loved one to a completed suicide.  Visit for a map with phone numbers of LOSS teams across the state.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE.  We care about you!