Mental Health Resources

During the COVID-19 pandemic, an enormous amount of pressure was put on farmers to persevere through hardship and continue to plant, grow and harvest crops in order to feed their communities and their nation. These hardships severely affected the mental health and quality of life of our farmers. As a result, the Delaware Farm Bureau, an American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Strategic Action Fund recipient, launched their Healthy Farmers Grow Healthy Crops campaign. Through this campaign, the Delaware Farm Bureau will provide essential resources to our members, to educate farmers, and the general public, on the importance of mental health and preventative care.

Farm Stress? We’ve Got Your Back – University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

This website features resources for stress management, crisis lines, lists of local

 resources in Delaware and information for families about managing stress.

Help is Here – Delaware Division of Public Health

Experiencing a mental health challenge can be confusing and frightening. You or someone

you care about may be suffering and need help. But you may not know where to turn. Your

mental well-being matters. Help is here.

Delaware Hope Line – Delaware Division of Public Health

Free 24/7 counseling, coaching, and therapy, as well as links to mental health, addiction, 

and crisis services. All services are free, and any referrals are available to you, whether 

you have insurance or not.




Health & Farm Vitality – Northeast Extension Center for Risk Management Education

With steering committee members from many organizations, Cooperative Extension held

a forum that addressed stress, suicide and health issues in the farm community. The

Delmarva Farmer published a supplement outlining the forum presentations.


Crisis Intervention – Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Crisis Intervention Service staff are available 24/7, for 18 years and older with severe

personal, family or marital problems. These problems may include depression, major life

changes such as unemployment or loss of an important relationship, anxiety, feelings of

hopelessness, thoughts of suicide, delusions, paranoia or substance abuse.


Visit for information and resources.



(Northern Delaware Hotline)


(Southern Delaware Hotline)

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Preventative Care Resources

Life Line Screening, just one of the many member benefit programs available to Delaware Farm Bureau members, offers screenings and health checks to make individuals aware of unrecognized and potential health problems. 

View upcoming screening clinics in the Delaware area through Life Line below:

Upcoming Screening Clinics:

May 1 – Minquadale Fire Company Memorial Hall, New Castle

May 13 – Camden-Wyoming Moose Lodge 203, Camden-Wyoming

May 20 – Ross Station Event Center, Seaford

May 30 – Brandywine Plaza Hotel, Claymont

June 3 – Word of Life Christian Center, Newark

June 12 – University of Delaware-The Virden Retreat Center, Lewes

June 13 – Cheer Community Center, Georgetown

June 18 – Marshallton United Methodist Church, Wilmington

June 26 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wilmington, Wilmington