Farmers and farm families have experienced increasing pressure resulting in high levels of stress, mental health issues, and suicide. The Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training teaches laypeople and professionals to recognize and respond to mental health crises. QPR for Farmers and Farm Families is specially tailored to the agricultural community.
In this 1.5 hour QPR training, you will explore:
- How the unique challenges farmers face can lead to stress, depression, and suicide.
- Examples of how to implement each QPR component.
- Strategies for helping someone at risk of suicide.
- Increase your confidence when talking to someone in crisis.
- Become familiar with national and local resources.
- Recognize suicide warning signs.
- Decrease stigma in your community.
- Instill hope in others.
- Receive a certificate as a QPR Gatekeeper.
This training is being delivered in partnership with AgriSafe Network. Texas AgrAblility’s Total Farmer Health Coach is trained in health, safety, and agriculture cultural competencies. This training is part of a nationwide initiative to increase mental health support for farmers, ranchers, and rural communities.
Meet the Trainer!
MSN, RN, Total Farmer Health Coach
Cene has a diverse background in psychiatric-mental health nursing, pharmacy, and agriculture. As a military spouse, registered nurse, and farmer, she has a unique perspective on the issues facing rural populations. She is an advocate for increasing access to mental healthcare for rural populations and for specialized resources to help farmers and ranchers overcome physical disabilities and limitations. Along with her husband and four children, they own and operate a produce farm and nursery in rural Central Texas where they also train and mentor veterans and first-time farmers.