Mental Health on the Farm
We are going to discuss something important today.
The coronavirus is having and will continue to have an impact on the mental health of people in the agriculture industry.
Don McMoran with Washington State University says it vital that those of us in the business understand that we are not alone.
He says it’s important everyone acknowledge this is not an easy situation, and the entire Ag community is facing a lot of stress.
“I would recommend learning what those stress factors are, getting yourself up to speed on them, taking some added course work and then speaking with a local councilor would be recommended as well. I do think we come out of it, and we will be for the better, but, boy, it’s just really concerning at this point.”
“So we have developed and worked with some really fabulous folks across the nation, to help them in the effort of suicide prevention. But we really want to work with people before they’re at that breaking point.”
And if you think you need help right now - the national lifeline is 1 800 273 8255