Farm Stress: It’s OK To Not Be OK

Farm Stress: It’s OK To Not Be OK

With weather, volatile markets and farm policy, everyone acknowledges that there is an issue with farm stress. Yet, it is an issue that people often don’t talk about and it can be difficult to ask for help. Doug Kramer, who farms at Bejou, Minnesota, went through the farm crisis of the 1980s, which has many similarities to today. During that time, Doug took the brave step to see a therapist. “The first few times I went, I felt like I didn’t want anyone to know or to see me, but after a couple visits, I guess I didn’t care if anyone saw me because I knew I needed help.”

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