Every farmer faces difficult challenges, but no one truly farms alone.
Find out how you can start conversations, address farm-related stress and make a difference in the lives of those who may be struggling.





DEKALB® farmer Kevin Kalb shares his story of coping with loss, which is becoming increasingly common within our communities. There are a number of ways you can seek guidance.

How to Help Someone

  • Ask how they are doing.
  • Be there for them by listening.
  • Stay connected by following up.
  • Keep them safe by removing potentially lethal items.
  • Help them connect, either with family, friends or a hotline.  

Who to Call

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741
  • Avera Health Farm and Rural Stress Hotline: 1-800-691-4336
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Additional Resources



May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
Follow along using #MentalHealthMonth to find resources, hear other people’s experiences, and fight the stigma surrounding mental illness.


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