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Help for those in farming who may be affected by stress and depression.

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Causes & Symptoms of stress in farming

The pressures of agriculture

Tractor on farmToday people in agriculture have to deal with common pressures from a number of sources, such as:

These are just some of the factors that can result in depression and anxiety. Other causes can be an upsetting event, a chemical imbalance in the brain, a relationship breakup or a family pre-disposition to depression. Common symptoms can include:

If you are experiencing some of these symptoms, remember, You Are Not Alone in feeling this way. Stress and depression are very common amongst farming communities. Talk to friends, colleagues or your doctor and you will be surprised at just how many people have suffered in the same way. You will find help, support, empathy and understanding.

What should you do if you are feeling this way?

Here is a Plan of Action that might help.

If you think a friend or family member may be suffering go to our concerned about someone page to find out how you can help.