HARRISBURG – Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced the launch of an AgriStress HelpLine for PA farmers and farm families seeking mental health support. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, financial challenges, farm or business problems, and the fear of losing the farm are top contributors to farmers’ mental health. Cost, embarrassment, and stigma often prevent farmers from seeking help or treatment for a mental health condition. PA Farm Bureau President Rick Ebert says the HelpLine will provide a resource for farmers to reach out to trained professionals and get the assistance they need. Anyone who works in PA agriculture and wants to talk to someone is encouraged to contact the AgriStress Helpline by calling 833-897-2474. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.