Farm stressors affect mental health of adults and adolescent children

Monday, June 12, 2023 - 14:58 in Psychology & Sociology

Agriculture is a stressful occupation, and farmers face substantial mental health challenges. Research indicates they often experience higher levels of anxiety and depression compared to the general population, but less is known about the effects on their families. A new study from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign explores how economic stressors affect the mental health of U.S. farmers and their adolescent children.

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