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What is the MAP?
The MAP is an AgChoice sponsored benefit that offers the support and resources our customers and their families need to address personal or work-related challenges or concerns. It's confidential and free. Help is available 24/7, 365 days a year at 800.633.3353.
When you call the MAP, a licensed, experienced clinician can conduct a counseling session and assessment over the phone. You also may opt for a video counseling session as an alternative. Reasons to use the MAP include concerns related to marriage, parenting, stress, depression, work, alcohol, drug use, abuse and grief or as a preventative measure.
How do I identify themselves when calling the MAP?
Simply share that you are a member of AgChoice. The MAP program goal is to make the process simple. All sessions are completely confidential.
Is there a limit to counselor consultations?
You may consult with a counselor up to three times.
What other resources are available through MAP?
You'll find many excellent resources through the MAP website for legal services, financial services, seminars, relocation center and a searchable database for providers.
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Farm Credit Farm Stress Training
Farming is a stressful job, even in good times, and the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic turmoil have only added to farmers’ stress. Rural communities face challenges like isolation, lack of mental health professionals and perceived stigma around seeking help for mental health concerns. Farmers, ranchers and rural community members need appropriate resources to help manage their own stress and support their friends and neighbors.
To help farmers and ranchers cope, Farm Credit created a free, online farm stress management course in partnership with the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), National Farmers Union (NFU), Michigan State University Extension (MSU Extension) and University of Illinois Extension.
This free Rural Resilience online course, open to the public, is made possible by grant funding from Farm Credit. The program will help participants develop the skills to:
- Understand sources of stress
- Learn the warning signs of stress and suicide
- Identify effective communication strategies
- Reduce the stigma related to mental health concerns
- Connect farmers and ranchers with appropriate mental health and other resources