Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline

Phone: 833-600-2670
Text: FARMSTRESS to 898211
Email: farmstress@state.mn.us
Free, confidential, 24/7. If you or someone you know is struggling with stress, anxiety, or depression, call us. Calls are answered by trained counselors, and sometimes it’s easier to talk to someone you don’t know. And if you are experiencing business, financial, or legal problems, we can connect you to that kind of help.

Minnesota Agricultural Mental Health Specialists

Ted Matthews: 320-266-2390
Monica McConkey: 218-280-7785

Program brochure (PDF)
Ted and Monica work with farmers throughout Minnesota. No cost; no paperwork. The service is available thanks to funds from the Minnesota Legislature. While you are welcome to contact either Monica or Ted, Monica generally serves the area north of Highway 12 (which runs from Ortonville through Willmar to the Twin Cities) and Ted generally serves the area south of Highway 12.

Mobile Crisis Teams

Available in every Minnesota county, mobile crisis team counselors can respond quickly and provide in-person, short-term counseling or mental health services during a crisis or emergency. Calls are answered immediately 24 hours/day. Responders travel in private vehicles and generally arrive within 2 hours.

University of Minnesota Extension

Extension helps families and small towns respond to economic, environmental, and societal challenges that affect rural Minnesota and farming communities. Its Coping with Rural Stress page points the way to financial and mental health resources.

Addiction Help (alcohol, meth, opioid, gambling)

If you or someone you care about are struggling with addiction, Fasttracker MN  can help you quickly find treatment services. You can search by program, city, county, or keyword.  

NAMI Minnesota

NAMI Minnesota is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. They offer information, classes, support groups, and suicide prevention training.

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Phone: 988

Crisis Text Line

Text: MN to 741 741

Both these numbers offer immediate free and confidential support for people in distress. They give information about prevention and crisis resources to people who are worried about themselves or someone else.