There are still crops in the field and finances are tight. “These issues can be overwhelming,” says Minnesota’s newest rural mental health specialist Monica McConkey. “A lot of farmers are in chronic stress situations, having been very stressed for several years.” McConkey goes on to say that causes them to go into an avoidance phase. “If farmers aren’t understanding the programs available to help them, they just decide not to try or let a person they’re working with handle it.” Again, the current economic times can be overwhelming. Hear more about how to better navigate the programs available in the latest episode of TransFARMation.
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