Wellness in Tough Times

Wellness in Tough Times Project combine harvesting corn

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Are you feeling stressed, anxious, angry or overwhelmed? You are not alone.

The 2019 disaster events worsened challenges for rural Nebraskans already experiencing stress from a downturn in the agricultural economy. For many, the COVID-19 pandemic is creating additional challenges that affect our mental health and quality of life.

It is important to stay connected during tough times. Sometimes reaching out is what makes us Nebraska Strong.

The Wellness in Tough Times grant project focuses on providing stress-reducing resources and support to rural Nebraskans. The project is supported by Nebraska Extension, The Center for Disaster Philanthropy Midwest Early Recovery Fund and the Peter Kiewit Foundation.

We are here to support you during this challenging time.

Let’s start the conversation!

Watch Video Series WTT Team Sponsors

Taking Care During Tough Times Series

Videos and Podcasts

Nebraska Extension invites you to watch a series of videos with 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 smartphone. Audio recordings are also available.


COVID-19: Go Away! (How are you coping?)
COVID-19: Go Away! (How are you coping?)
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought so many uncertainties to daily life and challenges to our mental well-being. How are you coping? Watch to see how you can stay in the healthy zone.

Videos

Part 1 Part 2

Audio Podcast

Part 1 Part 2
Are You at Your Wit’s End?
Are You at Your Wit’s End?
Staying home and staying healthy has everyone spending a lot of time together. Are you at your wit’s end? Watch to see how you can adapt to the new normal.

Videos

Part 1 Part 2

Audio Podcast

Part 1 Part 2
Where’s the Money?
Where’s the Money?
As if the ag economy wasn’t struggling enough, along comes COVID-19 with more economic unknowns. Watch to see how you can keep hope and peace alive in this difficult time.

Videos

Part 1 Part 2

Audio Podcast

Part 1 Part 2
Gratitude Makes You Attractive
Gratitude Makes You Attractive
Gratitude is the most attractive human characteristic you can possess. Watch to find out how to cultivate it!

Videos

Part 1 Part 2

Audio Podcast

Part 1 Part 2

About the Author

Christine Chasek, LIMHP, LADC
Associate Professor, Counseling and School Psychology, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Director, Behavioral Health Education Center, Kearney

Dr. Chasek is a practicing clinician with strong rural roots after starting life in the Panhandle and migrating to a small rural town in central Nebraska. She is passionate about the emotional health of Nebraska’s rural families and communities.

Christine Chasek, LIMHP, LADC

Wellness in Tough Times Team

Reach out to a team member for information on how you can get involved!


Susan Harris
Susan Harris
Lead
susan.harris@unl.edu
Soni Cochran
Soni Cochran
scochran2@unl.edu
Michelle Krehbiel
Michelle Krehbiel
mkrehbiel2@unl.edu
Brandy VanDeWalle
Brandy VanDeWalle
brandy.vandewalle@unl.edu
Kerry Elsen
Kerry Elsen
kerry.elsen@unl.edu
Kayla Hinricks
Kayla Hinrichs
khinrichs3@unl.edu

Our Sponsors

The Wellness in Tough Times grant project focuses on providing stress-reducing resources and support to rural Nebraskans. The project is supported by Nebraska Extension, Midwest Early Recovery Fund and Peter Kiewit Foundation.


Midwest Early Recovery Fund
Peter Kiewit
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