Don't Buy The Farm: Suicide Prevention Confronts Worsening Midwest Stress

An informative glimpse at mental health news that was previously "solved" by way of drinking, binge eating and fighting with friends & family. 

Sadly . . . Trolling strangers hasn't provided a cure in the modern era.

Here's a look at the troubling situation . . .

"Farmers die by suicide at a higher rate than the general population. That’s leading Midwestern states to train bankers, veterinarians and agribusiness professionals to be the new front line of defense against farm stress."

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Suicide rates are higher among farmers. Some Midwest states are teaching communities how to help

Bright patches of yellow and pink flowers line the walkway in Doug Fuller's backyard in Cambridge, Iowa. But, just one year ago, the same garden was bare. Fuller was in the middle of a year long battle with severe depression and suicidal thoughts. "Hopelessness is probably the biggest thing you think of," he said of his depression.