Stress on the Farm

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One challenge after another. You are not alone. Help is here.

Farm life is never easy, and the stress can be even harder to handle. It can feel like one challenge after another. But you are not alone.

Support and resources are available here any time, every day. Learn to recognize the signs of stress in others and in yourself. Help is at hand.

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Stress on the Farm (English)

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Stress on the Farm

For farm families and friends: A guide to help recognize mental health concerns, substance use, and warning signs of suicidal intent and offer support to family members, friends, neighbors, and others in your community.

Farm Stress | Mental Health

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Farm Stress

For advocates: A resource guide for professionals who interact regularly with farmers and their families. The guide can help agricultural advocates recognize mental health warning signs and respond to someone in crisis.

Stress on the Farm (Spanish)

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Stress on the Famr

For farm families and friends: A guide to help recognize mental health concerns, substance use, and warning signs of suicidal intent and offer support to family members, friends, neighbors, and others in your community.

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Iowa Concern Hotline 1-800-447-1985 | 24/7 phone support - confidential - free

Reach out.

When supporting a loved one, friend, or neighbor, someone’s here for you, too. Any time, every day.

Iowa Concern: Call or text 800-447-1985 for free, confidential, 24/7 support

Helplines | Hotlines

  • Iowa 211: Call 211, all hours, all days | Resource referral for housing, health, employment, food, family, transportation, education, and legal assistance
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Call 800-950-6264 or Email
  • Your Life Iowa: Call 855-581-8111 or Text: 855-895-8398
  • Alcohol Addiction Hotline: Call 855-831-2384
  • SAMHSA National Helpline: Call 800-662-4357
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

A portion of resources on this page offered in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Funded by USDA NIFA Grant #2021-70035-35720.