Colorado Farm Bureau’s Mental Health Program Tailors Resources to Farmers: Colorado Agricultural Addiction and Mental Health Program

The Colorado Farm Bureau and several agriculture and behavioral health partners launched the Colorado Agricultural Addiction and Mental Health Program, which provides support and resources for farmers and ranchers struggling with mental health. The program provides vouchers to offset the cost of accessing licensed, ag-friendly behavioral health professionals. Participants in the program can request vouchers that allow them to connect – for free – with licensed behavioral health professionals who have taken the time to understand the specific stressors agricultural communities face. The program is anonymous and focuses primarily on telehealth services, allowing farmers and ranchers to access care during the most stressful seasons, when leaving their work may not feel possible.