Financial issues, farm/business problems and the fear of losing the farm are just a few factors impacting farmer mental health. That’s according to a national poll sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation. The survey says two in five rural adults think stress and mental health have become more of a problem in rural communities in the past five years. Nearly half of the rural adults surveyed are personally experiencing more mental health challenges than one year ago. There’s also a stigma attached to mental health and a need to overcome it. View the survey results.
Subscribe to RRFN
Get a weekly digest from RRFN to stay up-to-date on all the latest news in agriculture.