May is Mental Health Awareness Month
As any farmer or rancher can tell you, farm life can be demanding and stressful. It has reached a critical stage with pandemic impacts on top of natural disasters, extreme weather events, financial pressures due to fluctuating commodity prices, labor shortages, trade disruptions, and other factors over the past several years. Given these ongoing challenges, it’s no surprise that more farmers and farm families are experiencing stress and mental health concerns.
"A healthy farm or ranch is nothing without a healthy you"
If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, depression or another mental health challenge, you are not alone. The Western Regional Agriculture Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP), has created a resource clearinghouse to improve access to mental health resources that are available in your local area and state.