About the AgriStress Mental Health Helpline
In trying times, Pennsylvania’s farmers are always there, keeping food on our tables and filling store shelves. It’s a rewarding, yet stressful way of life, filled with uncertainty that for some can lead to anxiety and depression. But farmers are not forgotten.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recognizes farmers and their families have unique circumstances that may contribute to loneliness, sadness, stress, or depression and hinder someone from seeking professional treatment for their mental health. Living and/or working on a farm can be isolating, rural areas have fewer therapists, and the work on a farm never stops.
Anyone, at any age, can experience these feelings and deserves treatment. It’s okay to ask for help.
The AgriStress HelpLine is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 833-897-AGRI (2474).
The AgriStress Mental Health Helpline is supported by the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network Program, 2021-70035-35380/2020-09329, from the U.S Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture and The AgriSafe Network.