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Mental Health and Well-Being

This group serves as a community of practice for Extension personnel and their community partners who share a commitment to improving mental health through a focus on social and emotional well-being. Members are encouraged to create blog posts, publicize upcoming events, share resources, and engage with other members on issues of common interest.

On Common Ground - Mental Health In Rural New Mexico


Agriculture can be filled with unique stresses, from fluctuating market prices to unpredictable weather events. As a result of these unique stressors, it's no surprise that agricultural communities have experienced increases in mental health challenges and suicide.  Here to Help NM is an innovative initiative resulting from a collaborative partnership between the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau, New Mexico State University, and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture to help farmers and ranchers build resilience in the face of these challenges.

Visit the web site at and hear New Mexico farmers and ranchers discuss how they are managing stress and their mental health challenges. Listen to research-based advice on managing stress and building resilience from an NMSU Cooperative Extension family life and child development specialist. It's time to remove the stigma around discussing mental health by seeking support and supporting others.

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