This handout is a social media toolkit that allows groups to communicate effectively with farmworkers about the specific mental health challenges that are associated with seasonal conditions. The handout provides links to many kinds of resources.
This is a two-page handout of signs and symptoms to consider in self-assessing whether it would be prudent to ask your health care provider for a more thorough mental health evaluation or a referral to a mental health counselor.
Although the sample size is small and the data are from one region, the results support the findings of other studies that document poor mental health among Latino farmworkers, particularly elevated rates of depressive symptoms.
The authors have developed a stress scale that takes into account current political realities that impact Latinx farmworkers. Using this scale, they found that stress from immigration policies impacts both physical and mental health of this group.
Using focus groups, the authors were able to identify factors that would make it more likely for Mexican American migrant farmworkers to access mental health care.