Spectrum News interviews UMaine Extension expert on PFAS and farmers’ mental health

In a story on state funding for eliminating PFAS contamination and how it should be used, Spectrum News interviewed Leslie Forstadt, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor and child and family development specialist, about how the situation affects farmers’ mental health. “I can’t emphasize how important mental health and wellbeing is in consideration of all this work you are doing,” she said. “On a good day, farmers are stressed and many could benefit from mental health counseling and behavioral health supports.”