Rise in farmer depression as dismal state of crop industry triggers a spike in anxiety and suicidal thoughts, research shows



Farmers in the US are increasingly suffering from depression and anxiety, leaving them at risk of suicide as crop prices stagnate.
Rural growers, fishers and forestry professionals were the most likely occupational groups to commit suicide in 2012, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Prices for the top crops produced in the US – including corn, soybeans and wheat – have been in stagnant at best for the last couple of years, and have gradually declined since mid-2012.
Research has shown a close connection between the measurements of farmers’... read more

 
20 November 2017 in Health, Views: 56
Source: Daily Mail
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