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Maine looks to boost mental health resources for farmers

Dec 14, 2020  | Ep4618

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's agriculture department is adding new resources about mental health for farmers and foresters in the state.

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said it has added a mental health resources page to its website. The page includes information about noticing signs of stress and tools for managing stress.

The creation of the website follows a move by the agriculture department to work with the Maine Farm Bureau on a mental health mailer about recognizing warning signs.

"We developed the webpage to ensure that farmers, forest workers, and their families have the resources they need to thrive," said Bureau of Agriculture Director Nancy McBrady.

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