Farm workers experience high rates of mental health and substance use problems due to numerous risk factors. Barriers for mental health services prevent most farm workers from accessing culturally appropriate care. COVID highlighted the increased need for mental health support and services in farm worker populations. Farm Workers experienced additional stress and did not receive any additional support. AgrAbility project which focuses on providing support and advocacy for agricultural workers and farmers with disabilities began exploring how to increase access to mental health care for farm workers. This webinar will highlight the impact of mental health on farm workers and explore lessons learned, community response, and resources developed.
Strategies to Increase Access to Mental Health Services in Farm Worker Communities in Post-COVID Era
Categories: COVID-19, DEIA, Farmworkers, Mental Health, Women