Avera Offers Farm and Rural Stress Hotline

As a resource for people in many Midwestern communities struck by flooding, wet conditions, and a volatile ag environment, Avera Health has created the Farm and Rural Stress Hotline.

Farmers, ranchers and people who live in rural communities can call 1-800-691-4336 24 hours a day. The call is free and confidential. The hotline is staffed by trained assessment counselors who put callers in touch with local mental health resources. Avera is one of only few health systems nationwide with a hotline similar to this.

Stress and related mental health concerns should never cost you your life. If you feel overwhelmed or need help navigating the possible signs of depression, anxiety or other issues, call the 24/7 Farm and Rural Stress Hotline at 1-800-691-4336. Or you can call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.