The Struggle: A mental health crisis in rural America
The challenging farm economy can bring uncertainty, stress, and anxiety. This can lead to negative effects on health --, particularly mental health. While often seen as taboo, having help and support for people experiencing mental health struggles is critical.
Advocating for farmers and supporting them is part of the Land O’Lakes, Inc. DNA. This is an episode for farmers and anyone who might want to seek help or know someone they want to help. Land O’Lakes hosted events in rural communities called Harvesting Hope – which helped educate farmers about the signs of stress and where to seek help if needed. We're continuing work to make the necessary connections to help farmers and their families through difficult times.