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Multi-generational family standing in front of their John Deere tractorMay is Mental Health Month, an important time to reflect on an often-ignored part of health care, especially on the farm. More than 60% of rural Americans live in areas with little or no mental health care providers and services, compounding an issue that causes undue harm to farmers and their families. Recognizing this massive challenge, the American Farm Bureau Federation is taking action, first through renewed efforts to encourage lawmakers to promote both funding and new opportunities for rural mental health care as well as using technology like telehealth services to expand services to rural residents. Leaders also announced the launch of AFBF’s Farm State of Mind Resource Directory this week, a resource where farmers and their families can turn to find the right mental health care providers in their areas as well as other critical resources. See more.

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