The Minnesota Farm and Rural Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is free and confidential. The toll-free number is 833-600-2670.
Farmers and rural communities face unique stresses and emotional situations, including financial challenges, unpredictable weather and physically demanding work. Stress, anxiety, depression, financial burdens and other mental and emotional challenges are common.
The Minnesota Farm and Rural Helpline connects callers to financial help, mental health counselors, legal assistance and more. Calls are confidential, but counselors may ask for a first name and phone number in case of a dropped call. Translation services are available in all languages.
The Helpline also is available to people who are worried about family or friends and aren’t sure how to help.
Farmers and rural Minnesotans can call the toll-free number as often as needed or visit www.mda.state.mn.us/about/mnfarmerstress for additional resources.