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Managing Farmer Stress & Mental Health

We know farming and working in agriculture is not an easy feat, and you are not alone. Many farmers are faced with great uncertainty and often have little control over conditions affecting their farm and livelihood. If you or someone you know is struggling, know you are not alone, and resources are available.

Local ISU Extension and Outreach Offices

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach created the Iowa Concern Hotline to give rural communities access to attorneys for legal education, stress counselors, information and referral services for a wide variety of topics. The Iowa Concern Hotline is a 24/7 confidential resource for anyone with concerns or questions about farm finances, crisis and disaster response and personal health issues.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for those in distress, and prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

AgriSafe Network

AgriSafe Network, a nonprofit organization, represents health professionals and educators who strive to reduce health disparities within the agricultural community.

Day-to-Day Help with Psychology Today

Hotlines can be a great resource for in-the-moment situations, but day-to-day stress management can take practice and support from a professional. Psychology Today helps you find a mental health professional who best suits your needs.