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Agriculture can be filled with unique stresses, from fluctuating market prices to unpredictable weather events. As a result of these unique stressors, it's no surprise that agricultural communities have experienced increases in mental health challenges and suicide. New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau in partnership with New Mexico State University and New Mexico Department of Agriculture are here to support agricultural communities to build resilience in the face of these challenges.

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Signs of Stress

PHYSICAL: Headaches, backaches, exhaustion, frequent sickness, upset stomach, ulcers, trouble sleeping

EMOTIONAL: Irritability, depression, anger, anxiety, lack of confidence, sadness, bitterness, feeling discouraged or hopeless

MENTAL: Memory loss, lack of concentration, difficulty making decisions

BEHAVIORAL: Substance abuse, violence, decline in the care of livestock or domestic animals, increase in farm accidents, overeating or loss of appetite

RELATIONSHIPS: Loss of humor, withdrawal, decreased interest in family activities or community events, verbal outbursts, difficulty communicating

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Five steps to help someone in emotional pain
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National Suicide Prevention Hotline


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.

For more information, refer to the Suicide Hotline website.

NM Crisis Access Line

1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474)

If you or a loved one is experiencing any kind of emotional crisis, mental health, or substance use concern, you can find help 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line or Peer-to-Peer Warmline.




Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Challenges

Five Steps to Help Someone in Emotional Pain