Mental Health Issues on the Rise with Younger Farmers

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Younger rural adults reported experiencing more mental health challenges now than a year ago, according to an April 2019 rural stress poll conducted for the American Farm Bureau Federation. Here’s a closer look at farmers’ opinions about mental health: 

What’s keeping you up at night?

Lots of us aren’t sleeping as well as we used to, whether it’s continued dairy consolidation, milk prices or family finances that are at the core of the knot in our collective stomachs. See what’s causing your fellow farmers to lose sleep at DairyHerd.com/upatnight

 
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Submitted by Jon-Q-Public on Wed, 06/26/2019 - 07:32

ONLY reason for "Depression" associated with "FARMING-RANCHING" etc is the 24x7x365 Commitment involved - inability for Vacations - Escape from the daily grind
Raised in that environment - saw it in Great GrandParents - Grand Parents and Parents growing up - unfortunately Parents SOLD out (NICE WINDpFALL$$$) for me but Don't have the privilege of living off and for the LAND