Agriculture Can Be Stressful- You’re Not Alone
Coping with Excessive Stress
Agriculture is known to be a dangerous occupation full of potential stressors like weather, changing economic markets and machinery breakdowns. When these start to compound many farmers experience excessive stress, making it hard to move forward to positive solutions.
Due in part to the stresses faced in farming, agricultural workers have high rates of suicide. This loss of parents, siblings, children and spouses can be avoided – if you or someone you know is experiencing excessive stress or thoughts of suicide, please reach out to a confidential crisis support line.
Stress Management Tips
WSU and the Agricultural Suicide Prevention Program is not a crisis center. If you are in need of immediate assistance, reach out to the National Suicide Prevention line, 1(800) 273-TALK (8255)