MORE Community Resources

In rural communities, citizens are close knit. We know our neighbors. We look out for each other. If you see someone in your community struggling, these resources may be the first step in moving in a positive direction.

Mental Health

Adult men are most at risk for suicide. In Missouri, about 380 adult men between the ages of 35 and 60 die by suicide each year. This represents a real loss for Missouri families and communities. Suicide can be prevented. It means knowing what to do when you or someone you know is going through a difficult time. It means knowing how and where to get help. Help is available.

  • AgriStress Helpline for Missouri – The AgriSafe Network is a non-profit organization comprised of health professionals and educators who strive to reduce health disparities found among the agricultural community. The AgriSafe mission is to support a growing network of trained agricultural health and safety professionals who ensure access to preventative services for farm families and the agricultural community.
    • Call or text 833.897.2474 for the AgriStress Helpline if you, or someone you know, is struggling with mental health. This resource is free, confidential and agriculture-focused.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a source of support available 24/7 to people in crisis, including challenging reactions to disasters.
    • Call or chat 988.
  • People can call the Disaster Distress Helpline’s toll-free number (1–800–985–5990) and receive immediate counseling. This free, confidential and multilingual crisis support service is also available via SMS (text TalkWithUs to 66746) to anyone experiencing psychological distress as a result of this event.
    • People who call and text are connected to trained and caring professionals from crisis counseling centers in the network. Helpline staff provide confidential counseling, referrals and other needed support services.
  • The Crisis Text Line is also available by texting HOME to 741741 for free 24/7 crisis support.
  • If you need help securing food, heat, electricity, health care, childcare, senior programs or other resources important to health and well-being, call 2-1-1 or visit This service is run by the United Way and will connect you to help that is in your area.
  • For help locating mental health facilities and office locations in your area, click here to use the Department of Mental Health’s search tool.

Food Insecurity

Food security means access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life. One of the things we try to do in agriculture is tell the farm story, and this is a story that needs to be told. Hunger doesn’t discriminate and we have Missouri families in both rural and urban communities that need our help. The Missouri Hunger Atlas estimates that nearly 1 in 5 Missourians go hungry at some point during the year, and that includes children. In fact, Missouri’s rate of childhood hunger is among the highest in the nation.

Prescription Misuse

If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid use, find resources here.

To learn more about the State of Missouri's efforts to fight opioids visit