Farm Stress Drives Up Suicide Rates; Hays Panel Looks for Solutions
Describes a panel of representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture that explored farmer mental health in Hays, Kansas. Notes that the suicide rate in Kansas is higher than the national average and that the rates in rural and frontier counties were 58% higher than the state average. Discusses financial stress, social isolation, and economic burdens facing farmers and the need for increased access to mental healthcare through telehealth and additional rural services.
Access · Farmers and farmworkers · Mental health · Suicide and suicide prevention · Telehealth · Kansas