The K-State Research and Extension Stress and Resiliency Team is an issue-focused team of agents and specialists dedicated to providing relevant and educational information about stress, stress management and resiliency, or one’s ability to adapt positively to difficult experiences, to Kansans. Originally created to focus on rural stress, the team focus shifted to include all types of stress and general mental health information, because stress impacts all of us – regardless of demographic.
One of the team’s goals is to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. Increasing awareness and people’s willingness to talk about mental health will encourage more Kansans to get the help they need. Another goal is to equip Kansans with tools and techniques through preventative education and trainings, that help them recognize and manage stress within their lives, families and communities. Our team also strives to educate Kansans about resiliency - how to enhance it and how to incorporate it into their daily lives. To achieve these goals, our team offers various trainings (QPR Suicide Prevention, Mental Health First Aid, and MSU Farm Stress) that focus on educating Kansans on different stress and resiliency topics.
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The K-State Stress and Resiliency team offers trainings and other events that are open to the public. Please check out our upcoming events below.