Opioid Addiction and Mental Health on the Farm
Colorado Farm Bureau's Shawn Martini:
"Everybody's heard about the opioid crisis but it's not been looked at through the lense of agriculture."
The campaign to help agriculture communities is centered around teh website: www.Farmtownstrong.org where you can find information about hotlines and other services.
Martini says this national campaign dovetails with a state effort began last year to help reduce suicide rates among Colorado ag producers stressed with low prices and the high costs of doing business.
" A hotline set up to help people who are having thoughts of suicide.."
To contact the crisis hotline, call 844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38255.