Rural Wellness Improved wellness and reduced stress in rural Nebraskan communities

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Start the Conversation Around Mental Health and Wellness
Start the Conversation
  • You are invited to check out the "Taking Care During Tough Times" series featuring strategies to improve your well-being and reduce stress during this challenging time. The four-part series, led by Dr. Christine Chasek, can be viewed on your computer or smart phone. Audio recordings are also available.

    Taking Care During Tough Times Videos/Audio
Ag State of Mind Podcasts with Jason Medows
  • In the Ag State of Mind podcasts, Jason Medows focuses on mental health and how it affects those of us involved in agriculture. His conversations with professionals and producers address rural mental health and how to adequately remedy the stresses. Jason recently featured a bonus episode focused on the stress for producers and their families during COVID-19.

    Ag State of Mind with Jason Medows - all episodes

    Bonus episode on COVID-19

Stress & Coping During an Infectious Pandemic: COVID-19
  • Resources to help you and your family manage stress as you cope with challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    COVID-19 Resources
Recognizing the Signs of Suicide and How You Can Help
  • Learn to recognize the common signs when someone is experienced too much stress in their life and the signs when that stress may turn into thoughts of suicide

    Signs of Suicide & How You Can Help


Extension Educator Chuck Burr shares his candid thoughts and experiences on the importance of taking care of our mental health during these challenging times. Chuck's powerful call to action reminds us there are times we need to reach out for help.


Three rural Nebraska families share their experiences when faced with difficult times including challenges faced with the agricultural economy, weather, and loss of livestock.

Our Mission

The Rural Family Stress and Wellness Team participates in activities supporting
the wellness of rural Nebraska communities by working with community partners and the University of Nebraska.

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