Farming can be a stressful occupation. Often, you live where you work. Your coworkers may be your spouse and/or other family members. While you get to be your own boss, you feel responsible for a lot and can control very little.
Financial problems, price and marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges, marital difficulties, and social pressures can be real sources of stress -- even crisis -- for farmers and farm family members.
View a brochure on Coping With Farm & Rural Stress in Minnesota by clicking here.
There are people and organizations ready to help. Explore them here:
Help with Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Feeling Stuck, and Crisis Situations
Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline ♦ Farm Counselor Ted Matthews ♦ Mobile Crisis Teams
Help with Daily Living
Help with food, heat, electricity, health care, childcare, senior programs, etc.
Business, Financial and Legal Help
Help with business and legal problems
If you need help figuring out who to contact, call 833-600-2670 x 0 during business hours, or use TTY at 711.
Sourced from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture