How to Support Your Farmer

If you have a loved one who is a farmer, they may be going through things you may not know about. They may not have opened up to you out of shame or fear that they will be seen as weak. Let them know that it is okay to not feel okay and that you are there for them no matter what.

Challenge Coin

One method of showing recognition and appreciation is the challenge coin initiative. Hundreds of farmers and community members have been given special coins to hand off to farmers in return for a promise to seek help. When farmers accept the coin, they have to give their word that whenever they feel down or lonely, they will reach out to a friend, family member or professional.

You can learn how to join this initiative by meeting with Raising Hope representatives at various events.

Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR)

Another way to support farmers is to engage in QPR, which stands for Question-Persuade-Refer (the “CPR training” of mental health). You can learn about the signs and symptoms of mental distress and how to approach farmers appropriately to offer help. To join a class, look up a local session at or visit for farmer-focused QPR training.

Peer Connections

Here are some resources to help you connect with others and learn their stories.


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