Mental health situation among farmers ‘desperate’ as drought worsens

Farmers are suffering through what some say is the worst drought they’ve experienced, with rainfall records showing it could be the most severe in 100 years.

An Australian-first service offering free psychological help over text message for those struggling mentally has seen an uptake in those reaching out for assistance.

Dervla Locknane from Virtual Psychologist, which has partnered with charity Aussie Helpers, has told Sky News the situation is ‘desperate’.

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