Thomas Duden, who farms in east central Minnesota, has been fighting a battle with depression over the past two years. Thomas says accepting the fact you have depression is hard; asking for help is even harder. It has taken a while for him to open up, but Duden’s biggest piece of advice is to just keep talking. “It’s not easy. If you can find someone that is easy to talk to and can trust, talk to them because I shut completely down.” Thomas’s wife Kristin adds there is no shame in asking for help from a professional. “Know that you’re not alone and that there are so many more people also struggling,” she says. “I definitely give kudos to anyone that goes out and gets help. That has really been a silver lining for Thomas.” Hear more from the Dudens in this TransFARMation podcast episode.
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