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Everything is not really ‘fine”


New research is finding more than half of farm families are dealing with symptoms of depression or anxiety.

Josie Rudolphi is with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

“A majority of our respondents would rate their mental health as good, despite also meeting the criteria for perhaps mild, moderate, or even severe depression,” she says.

Rudolphi is partway through a five-year nationwide project studying how farm economics impact the mental health of farmers and their children.

Everything is not really ‘fine”