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Managing Farm Related Stress and Depression

Authored by: Victoria Walsh Working on a farm may sound idyllic, but statistics show, agricultural workers are, in fact, more likely to suffer from extreme stress and depression than others in related industries. Pressures of rural life can negatively impact mental health. With levels of stress and depression in the farming industry increasing year on …

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Suicide in Farmers

The suicide rate in farmers surpasses that of any other industry, according to a new study from the University of Iowa. “Occupational factors such as poor access to quality health care, isolation, and financial stress interact with life factors to continue to place farmers at a disproportionately high risk for suicide,” stated study co-author Corinne …

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PTSD and the Disabilities of the Post 9/11 War Veteran

The National AgrAbility Project hosted a webinar with Captain Guy Zierk, Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment on December 2, 2015. This session will begin by dispelling the myths and defining PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and other injuries associated with war. Participants will then learn how to navigate the VA (Veteran Administration) and learn how they …

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