Mental Wellness on the Farm and Ranch

May 12, 2022

PODCAST: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s not easy to talk about, but we need to. Stress is common amongst farmers and ranchers due to price uncertainty, weather, rising input costs and so many unseen reasons. 

In the latest Cattlemen’s Call Podcast Hosted by Lane Nordlund, Kate Downes with New York Farm Net and Maggie Hanna with Colorado Cattlemen’s Ag Land Trust share why farmers and ranchers are driven to depression, drug addiction and suicide, and they share signs that you or someone you love is struggling. There are resources across the country for rural mental health assistance, and we hope you will take advantage of them.

Listen to the Podcast on Soundcloud by clicking the orange play 

Tune into the podcast Apple below: 

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (starting in July this number will be 988)

Crisis Text Line: Text GOT5 to 741-741

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:

Resources for those who lost someone to suicide:

NY Farm Net

Colorado Dept. of Ag Rural Mental Health Resources

Montana Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network

Source: Cattlemen's Call Podcast