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Growing Stress on the Farm: The Expanding Economic and Mental Health Disparities in Rural Missouri

Description
Identifies disparities in mental health outcomes and economic factors for farmers and other rural Missourians. Presents opportunities to promote access to mental health services, improve outcomes, and reduce stigma. Includes statistics on suicides in Missouri with breakdowns by metropolitan and rural areas, age, and gender, and hospital emergency visits by rural Missourians for psychiatric disorders, substance use disorder, and suicidality.
Author(s)
M. Reidhead, J. Medows, K. Dothage, et al.
Date
02/2020
Type
Document
Organizations
Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare, Missouri Department of Mental Health, Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Hospital Association, University of Missouri Extension
Tagged as
Access · Agricultural health and safety · Depression · Farmers and farmworkers · Health disparities · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Stigma · Stress and stress disorders · Suicide and suicide prevention