Mental health is especially important for farmers and others in the ag industry, when trying times add stressors – but resources are available.
In 2020, farmers have faced natural disasters, volatile commodity prices, a global pandemic and much more, increasing their stress levels. Mental health is just as important as physical safety on the farm. If you or someone you know is struggling with daily stress, anxiety, depression, addiction or other mental health challenges, you are not alone. Reach out and ask for help. Your mental health is important to us!
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line: Text TALK to 741-741
(Text with a trained counselor from the Crisis Text Line 24/7 for free)
Farm Aid Farmer Hotline: 1-800-FARM-AID (3276-243)
TransFARMation Podcast: rrfn.com/transfarmation
Rural Resilience Training: (Any Farm Bureau member can register for this free online training) canr.msu.edu/managing_farm_stress/rural-resiliency-online-course-afbf
This originally published on Mississippi Farm Country.