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Kansas ag department offers website for stressed farmers

Kansas Department of Ag farmers website
Posted at 11:57 AM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 12:57:42-05

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas farmers and ranchers who are stressed over finances or emotional issues have a new place to turn for help.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture, along with several other partners, is now providing a website that offers farmers, ranchers and their families resources and support.

The department announced the website, kansasagstress.org, on Tuesday. The site offers several topics, including the Kansas Suicide Prevention Line and the Crisis Text Line.

The site comes during a time when the suicide rate for farmers and ranches is climbing across the nation. 

If you or someone you know is thinking of harming themselves, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.