Suicide Prevention in the Agriculture Community

January 18, 2019

Suicide Prevention in the Agriculture Community

Did you know that farmers are at a greater risk of suicide than the general population?

Agriculture professionals seek ways to spot signs of suicidal thoughts in dairy farmers by Nathan Phelps, Green Bay Press-Gazette

At a recent gathering of agricultural professionals, CSI’s Destination Zero coordinator presented on the importance of reaching out to farmers who are struggling and the role everyone can play in preventing suicides in the agriculture community.

Some signs to look for that may indicate a farm family is under increased stress include:
  • Changes in routines and demeanor
  • Increase in illness and farm accidents
  • Decline in the appearance of the farmstead and care of livestock

Check out these resources to learn more about this important topic:

UW-Extension Fond du Lac County

Wisconsin Farm Center

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