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Managing Stress

In a time of great uncertainty and a struggle to achieve profits, farmers have little control over most conditions that affect their family’s economic well-being. Iowa Corn is here and here to help. Times for any farmer can be stressful, worry-some and fearful, however, no farmer is alone. Resources are available for anyone struggling with their own behaviors.

The Iowa Concern Hotline is a 24-hour a day, 7-day a week, confidential resources for anyone with concerns or questions about farm finances, crisis and disaster response and personal health issues. Local ISU Extension and Outreach offices also offer resources for behavioral and mental health concerns. Similarly, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for those in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. AgriSafe Network, a non-profit, represents health professionals and educators who strive to reduce health disparities within the agricultural community is also a great resource for farmers. For more information and to contact one of the resources, click on the links below.

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