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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.

Signs and Symptoms of

Mental Health Challenges

  • Change in routines or social activities 
  • Decline in the care of domestic animals
  • Increase in illness or other chronic conditions
  • Increase in farm accidents
  • Decline in the appearance of the farmstead
  • Decreased interest in activities or events
  • Signs of stress in children

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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.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (Toll-Free)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The lifeline's national network of local crisis centers provides crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.


Please take a few minutes to answer this brief assessment regarding stress and health in your community. Your responses will be completely anonymous and used to determine the resources that will be developed and provided throughout New Mexico.

"Stress Free You" Videos

 In the "Stress Free You" series of videos Matt Rush and Katy Rush share strategies on how to deal with stress. 


This project is supported through the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network, which is a collaboration between the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service, and the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau. This project is funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network, award number 2021-70035-35570.