American Soybean Association’s #SoyHelp Campaign
As we near the end of Mental Health Awareness Month, the American Soybean Association wants all farmers and farm families to know resources are readily available.
“We understand, now more than ever, that farmers around the country are dealing with a great deal of stress and a lot of different worries that are on their plate,” said Brandon Wipf, Director for the American Soybean Association.
The South Dakota farmer has a few pointers on how he copes with stress on the farm. He says to build your team and fill it with people you can trust to not only help in business, but also provide emotional support.
“In farming, we tend to view ourselves as very independent people, very capable of commanding our own destiny, but when difficult times come, we’re forced to confront the fact that we rely on many others,” Wipf said.
He says that the American Soybean Association would like to be part of a new era of mental health. He states, “Ending the stigma around talking about our emotions, talking about our stress; these are healthy things.”
The American Soybean Association launched a campaign during this Mental Health Month offering tips and resources to help farmers stay healthy while dealing with COVID-19 and other farm hardships.
For more information follow #SoyHelp on social media or visit their website by click HERE.
The number for the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255