Mental Health

Farm Stress and Rural Mental Health


Many farm families grapple with farm stress and mental health but tend to suffer silently. In fact, approximately one in four farmers struggle with mental health issues. NCGA encourages corn growers, their families, and industry partners to look for signs. Saying something could mean everything.


NCGA recognizes the increasing need to keep mental health at the forefront of farm discussions and is committed to supporting fellow corn growers and their families as they invest in mental health awareness. NCGA’s Member and Consumer Engagement Action Team strives to raise awareness of farm stress, working with grower leaders, state associations, and partners to amplify stories and resources that help farmers and their families navigate mental health.


This page is a dedicated space for resources, research, and stories to help farmers and rural Americans plug into the mental health space.