Tag Archive | #Farmers

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Struggling With #MentalHealth – #Farmers Among Those Most Likely To Die By #Suicide

by: Kaisha Batman FORD COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – A recent study by the #CDC found that over the past two decades, #suicide rates across the #UnitedStates have increased by 40%. Part of the population hit hardest, live in rural areas. The #CDC reports that #suicide rates in #ruralcounties are 1.7 times the rate of those in urban counties, raising concern […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #WashingtonStateUnivercity Extension Office Helps #Farmers Overcome #Suicide, #MentalHealthIssues

Office received $7 million grant to develop #suicide hotline for agricultural workers BENJAMIN MICHAELIS | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE From 2016 to 2019, three suicides occurred among members of Skagit County’s #agricultural industry. LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter When Bob Engle witnessed his father experience clinical #depression, Engle knew he did not want to venture on the […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Help Those Who Feed Us

 THE EDITORIAL BOARD The #financial struggles of #American #farmers are well-known, and the #stress of making a living as a #farmer in the #UnitedStates and Ohio are taking a toll in lives. #Suicide and #mentalhealthtroubles are epidemic among #farmers and in #ruralcommunities generally. The Ohio Farm Bureau has made #farm #stress a top-priority issue for […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Rural #MentalHealth

In northern Minnesota, “#rural” means more than just #farmers. A Duluth-based program to address #mentalhealth needs across the region is designed with #farmers and others in the #rural workforce in mind. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Isolated And Under Pressure: #Farmer #Suicide Deaths Alarm #RuralCommunities

Julie Henneman, wearing her son Keith’s jacket, and Phil Henneman, wearing one of Keith’s hats, remember their son, who took his own life in 2006 after taking over the farm in the 1990s and raising dairy cattle. The farm is near Boscobel, Wis., a farming area rich in dairy farms. In the mid-2000s, Keith’s heifers […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Seeds of Despair

More than 450 #farmers killed themselves across nine Midwestern states from 2014 to 2018. Meanwhile, calls to Farm Aid’s crisis hotline soar Katie Wedell, Lucille Sherman and Sky Chadde One by one, the three men from the same close-knit community took their own lives. Their deaths spanned a two-year stretch starting in mid-2015 and shook […]

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