Mental Health Among Utah Farmers

April 20, 2023

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has launched a program focusing on mental health among farmers. Statistics show farmers and ranchers are nearly two times more likely to die by suicide compared to the general population. To provide that population with increased access to mental health services, the UDAF has announced its Ag Stress Assistance Program. The program is in partnership with Utah State University, Extension Ag Wellness, and will focus on three primary elements:

  • free mental healthcare through reimbursement,
  • state-wide mental health workshops to educate farmers on warning signs and how to help others in need, and
  • rural-specific training for 988 suicide and crisis lifeline operators. 


Click here to read the full KSL article written by  Digital Content Producer Hugo Rikard-Bell. 



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