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This page houses helpful resources (articles, videos, interviews, infographics, etc.) about stress, resiliency, and mental health.

Stress and Stress Management

Suicide Prevention

Mental Health

Kansas Mental Health 

Farm and Ranch Stress 


Family Stress and Resiliency 

Youth Stress and Resiliency 

Military Stress and Resiliency 

LGBTQ+ Stress and Resiliency 

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Stress and Resiliency Specialists:

For more information regarding trainings, content, or other K-State Research and Extension Stress and Resiliency resources, please reach out to the Stress and Resiliency specialists below.

Rebecca Mcfarland

Rebecca McFarland is co-leader of the Stress and Resiliency Team and has 27 years of experience in the Cooperative Extension system, 25 with K-State Research and Extension. She serves as the District Director and Family and Community Wellness Agent in the Frontier Extension District (Anderson, Franklin, and Osage counties) in east central Kansas. Rebecca has a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies and a graduate-level certificate in conflict resolution, both from Kansas State University. She is passionate about helping Kansans identify stress, or the stressors in their lives and develop individualized coping or stress management techniques. “We all need tools, or strategies in our toolbox to address stress.”

Rebecca McFarland

Rachael Clews

Rachael Clews is the co-leader of the Stress and Resiliency Team. Rachael joined K-State Research and Extension in June 2019 as the Family and Consumer Science Specialist for Southwest Kansas. After 18 years in the fields of academic and public libraries, she made a career change in 2016 when she married a Kansas farmer and moved from Fort Worth, Texas, to southwest Kansas. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, a master’s degree in Lay Theological Studies from Southwestern Theological Seminary, and a master’s degree in Family Studies from Texas Woman’s University. She is a Certified Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations. She is passionate about equipping and strengthening individuals and families through education and prevention with an emphasis in family resource management, stress management, and resiliency. Rachael also works on a multi-state taskforce to create and expand stress management and mental health resources and services for agriculture producers and stakeholders.

Rachael Clews


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