Rural Mental Health Resources are Here for You


This is a challenging time for all of us. Coloradans are trying to figure out how to navigate the situation, and the toll it takes on all of us can be overwhelming. Life is different and that’s okay. We are all in this together and we are all doing the best we can.

Rural Colorado has been working through stress for quite some time. Before this pandemic, the agriculture industry was suffering from high input costs and low returns. Now, farmers and ranchers continue to work and grow food in order to keep our supply chain stable and moving, but that doesn’t make times easier. Prices are still low and Spring brings added pressure of keeping baby calves and lambs healthy and it’s also a busy time for farmers who are planting. Labor is hard to come by and small businesses are suffering. It’s not easy.

It’s okay to feel stress. There is help.

It’s incredibly important that we take care of ourselves, our families and our communities. If you or someone you love is struggling, please know that there is help. Colorado Crisis Services is here to help you get through this. To talk to someone, call:

1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255



Join the Colorado Department of Agriculture for a special Facebook event next week on Wednesday, May 20th at 3:30 p.m. as the department premiers the new, short documentary and a new collection of mental health outreach materials focused on rural Colorado. If we all have the tools to help our family and our neighbors, hopefully we can save lives.

You are not alone.