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Vol. 9, Issue 7 (2020)

Modern day farming challenges the mental health of farmers

Author(s):
Chitrasena Padhy, Pakalpati Satyanarayana Raju, and Ajay Kumar Prusty
Abstract:
Modern day farming brings lot of challenges to the mental health of farmers. Due to isolation, long working hours, financial pressure, drought, and disease and insect pest outbreaks, farmers become more stressed. The farmers should sense stress early and take remedial measures as it becomes chronic if not handled in time. Removal of the social stigma attached to farm stress is very important. Farmers should be encouraged to talk freely, do active physical exercises, know proper time management, set realistic goals, and practice relaxation techniques. Improving the work-life balance is very important for coping with stress.
Pages: 137-138  |  178 Views  5 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Chitrasena Padhy, Pakalpati Satyanarayana Raju,, Ajay Kumar Prusty. Modern day farming challenges the mental health of farmers. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(7):137-138.
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