Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline

833-600-2670 x 1
Free, confidential, 24/7. This call center is located in Minnesota. Calls are answered by trained staff and volunteers. If you or someone you know is struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts — call. Sometimes it’s easier to talk to somebody you don’t know.

Ted Matthews, Rural Mental Health Counselor

Ted works with farmers across the entire state. No cost; no paperwork. The service is available thanks to funds from the Minnesota Legislature. Center of Agriculture Mental Health Outreach Brochure Program (PDF)

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 hrs/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, including online stress workshops.

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.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call: 800-273-8255 (Veterans, press 1)

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.