We realize there are stressors involved with agriculture, some of which are out of our control. Farmers deal with weather, fluctuating market prices, production and a multitude of unwitnessed challenges. These challenges can put strain on mental well-being.
If you feel farm stress is affecting your mental well-being or the well-being of someone else, you are not alone. Plus, there is a multitude of resources available to support you.
- Rural Minds
Programs and resources. https://www.ruralminds.org/
- Rural Resilience
Farm Credit has developed training materials focused on mental health and stress management.
- Farm Credit of the Virginias Member Assistance Program
Farm Credit of the Virginias understands the toll farm stress can have on farmers and their loved ones.
To help our customers cope, Farm Credit of the Virginias has sponsored a Member Assistance Program that offers the resources you and your family might need to address personal or work-related challenges. Resources made available through the member Assistance Program & Work-life Services include:
- Assessment and counseling
- Legal services
- Financial services
A Focus on Well-being