What Not to Say to a Depressed Farmer

BY MARK TOWNLEY Suicide rates in farmers are the highest of any occupation. That’s an alarming statistic. The exact numbers for farmer suicides is difficult to determine because farmer deaths are often reported as hunting, equipment or farming accidents instead of suicides. Access to highly lethal means — firearms, poisons, machinery — result in a large proportion of fatal suicide attempts. There are stories of … Continue reading What Not to Say to a Depressed Farmer