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
or Live Online Chat; Text HOME to 741741
National Suicide Prevention - Spanish
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Mon. - Fri., 10am-10pm, ET; or email email@example.com
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.
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).
- Tips to reduce stress and anxiety
- ¡Consejos para tener menos estrés!
- El trabajo agricola puede ser estresante
- Farming can be stressful
- La salud Mental En la comunidad latina
- Providers & Professionals | Skagit County | Washington State University (wsu.edu)
- Proveedores & Profesionales | Skagit County | Washington State University (wsu.edu)
- National Council for Mental Wellbeing – Mental Health First Aid
- National Center for farmworker Health
- WRASAP: Western Regional Agricultural Stress Assistance Program
- Raíces de Bienestar- | Mental health Wellbeing for the community, by the community | Oregon
Resources to share with your workplace
- Apoyo de salud mental para trabajadores agrícolas: aprendiendo a prosperar
- Mental Health Support for Farmworkers: Learning to Thrive
- How to manage stress and anxiety, English
- How to manage stress and anxiety, Spanish
- Ulysses Syndrome
- May is Mental Health
- Stress-Signs-and-Symptoms.pdf (umn.edu)