Raising Hope Mission

Promote the physical/mental health and safety of Kentucky’s farmers and farm families through translational research, prevention/intervention, and community education/outreach informed by key stakeholders with the common goal to enhance quality of life for our farmers and farm families.

Coalition Members

We’d like to thank these thoughtful and generous partners for taking the initiative to help farmers.


Take a look at what Raising Hope has completed for the Commonwealth — so far.

  • Expanded the Pennyroyal Crisis Call Center with upgraded equipment and training, helping with 988 rollout
  • Increased QPR suicide awareness training capacity in agricultural communities
  • Trained healthcare professionals on how to help prevent suicide in agricultural communities through cultural humility
  • Captured and shared farmers’ stories to show community appreciation for their contributions
  • Distributed a challenge coin as a caring support tool
  • Increased hospital participation, improving data collection related to farmers and farm families
  • Provided clinical training for rural mental health providers
  • Created an integrated communications and marketing campaign that targets farmers, their families, and farm communities
Raising Hope coins