Farmers and ranchers take immense pride in what they do. However, being prideful can sometimes mean those in agriculture don’t always reach out for help. According to Ted Matthews, a rural mental health counselor with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, it’s helpful to focus on what can be done. “It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the things that can’t be done and there’s no energy left to look at the things that can be done,” says Matthews. Additionally, Matthews explains improved communication can help with stress management. The Minnesota Farm and Rural Hotline is free, confidential and available 24/7 by calling 833-600-2670. Listen to the RRFN interview with Matthews.