Milk co-op mailing highlights suicide risk for dairy farmers
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Accompanying the routine payments and price forecasts sent to some Northeast dairy farmers last month were a list of mental health services and the number of a suicide prevention hotline.
The Agri-Mark dairy cooperative got the resources out to its 1,000 farmers in New England and New York following the suicide of a member farmer in January, and one the year before.
"I know there's a number of farmers out there that are under such tremendous stress that we're worried about that same thing happening," said Bob Wellington, an economist for Agri-Mar Inc., which... read more
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