Farmworker Stress and Anxiety Resources

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Farmworker stoops over to harvest asparagus

Agricultural workers and producers are known to face high levels of stress. Working conditions are physically demanding, fast-paced and can occur during extreme and hazardous weather. 

Latinx farmworkers face unique barriers that can lead to stress and anxiety, such as language, lack of insurance, and immigration status. Additionally, the temporary and seasonal work activities of agriculture can lead to gaps in employment and loss of wages. Research has demonstrated the importance of mental health and well-being in agricultural workers. In our effort to reduce gaps in access to mental health services, we have compiled a list of resources for you, your family, and workplace.

Crisis Resources (Emergency) 


For additional mental health support, find your local Washington state affiliate here.

For medical emergency call



For mental health emergency call


(English and Spanish)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK  or Live Online Chat; Text HOME to 741741

National Suicide Prevention - Spanish


National Alliance on Mental Illness

1-800-950-NAMI Mon. - Fri., 10am-10pm, ET; or email

24/7 Washington Recovery Help Line


Contact the Mental health crisis line in your area

Resources for yourself and your family and friends

Stress and Anxiety in Latino Farmworkers (strAW)

Print and download to hang in your refrigerator: A summary of factors that cause stress and anxiety among agricultural communities with tips on how to manage stress.

Stress and anxiety infographic

WA Community Organizations & Health Clinics 

The Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN) created a resource finder to help the immigrant and first generation communities locate health clinics and services in their community. Select your county, service category, and keywords (optional) and view in Spanish by switching the language (lang) on the top right to español (es).



Resources to share with your workplace

On-site posters 

Training resources 

National Organizations

PNASH Research

Stress and Anxiety in Latino Farmworkers - Modifiable Workplace Factors (StrAW)

Pilot Project 2021-2022 |

Elena Austin, ScD, MS

Previous research demonstrates the important impact of mental health on the well-being of farmers and farm workers.

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CLEAN AIR–I CARE: Stressors of Balancing Childcare, Work, and Concerns of Wildfire Smoke Exposures for Farmworker Parents

PNASH Pilot Project 2021-22 | Savannah D’Evelyn, PhD

Working outside amid heat and wildfire smoke makes summer farm work grueling. But for those who are also parents, these challenges are compounded by the pressure of balancing work and childcare, and concerns about their children’s health in the smoke. Farmworkers also have few wildfire and smoke information sources that are non-written or in Spanish. 

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