Stress in the agricultural sector has skyrocketed in the past few years (Magnuson, 1985). The Rural Concern telephone hotline in Iowa received 451 calls the first week of operation. Most of these calls focused on financial problems and were stress-related (Extension Mobilizes," 1985). A similar confidential farm-financial counseling service, operated by the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, had more than 300 calls in the first ten days of operation. At least 80% of the callers were referred to counselors for in depth consultation including county extension advisers specializing in farm-financial and family counseling. ("Farmers Welcome Rural Route, " 1985).



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