Mental-health care in rural areas is increasingly critical as farms face one of the toughest economic times in recent memory.

"More recently, we have seen an uptick in calls that are related to market prices for swine and dairy," Mike Rosmann, executive director of AgriWellness, explains in an article carried by The Michigan Messenger.

Some states in the Midwest are well-equipped with suicide-prevention hotlines, but other states may not be as well-equipped.

Check out Dairy Herd Management's Crisis Management Resource Center for a list of state and national resources. (For a list of hotlines, check the "psychological" section.)

Read a report about a new hotline in Vermont.

And, click here to read the entire article in The Michigan Messenger.

Source: The Michigan Messenger