Family Stress

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Common Signs of Chronic Stress

  • Negative thinking
  • Feeling anxious
  • Loss of interest in things
  • Increased relationship conflict
  • Irritability
  • Poor concentration, confusion
  • Poor or disrupted sleep
  • Clenching or grinding teeth
  • Changes in appetite
  • Experiencing weight loss or weight gain
  • Chest pain

To get help for you or someone you know who is experiencing these symptoms, contact the Rural Response Hotline at 1-800-464-0258.

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When to seek professional help

Common Signs of Suicidal Thoughts

  • Focusing on or talking about death and dying
  • Having significant mood swings and/or verbalizing distress
  • Loss of interest in things
  • Increased relationship conflict
  • Irritability
  • Poor concentration, confusion
  • Poor or disrupted sleep
  • Clenching or grinding teeth
  • Changes in appetite
  • Experiencing weight loss or weight gain
  • Chest pain

If you know someone who is showing these signs, learn how you can help by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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You are not alone. We care about you.

Did you know that roughly 40% of people may experience emotional distress 6 months to a year after a disaster and will need ongoing support services?

  • Call the SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 which provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
    • Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
    • Text "Hablanos" to 66746 para hablar en Español.
    • TTY 1-800-846-8517
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
  • Call the Nebraska Rural Response Hotline (1-800-464-0258) which is provided by the Farm Crisis Response Council through Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska.

Nebraska Resources

  • Call the Nebraska Family Helpline at Nebraska Family Helpline 1-888-866-8660 a free resource for parents with kids of all ages. The Nebraska Family Helpline is a service of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
  • There are many ways families can stay strong and connected, despite stressful times.
  • To connect with local grief counseling services many local hospitals offer support groups. Also, there are nonprofit organizations and members of local Ministerial Associations may have members dedicated to grief support.
  • Check out the Nebraska Network of Care for Behavioral Health to learn more Nebraska’s commitment to bettering the lives of children and families through a statewide system of care for individuals that need public mental health.