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Farm Group Seeks To Teach Mental Health First Aid | News, Sports, Jobs

Farmer suicide rates outpace almost any other profession in America, advocates say. “The data from January 2022 from the CDC says suicide rates in agriculture are worse than almost any sector at 36 per 100,000,” said Becky Wiseman, a mental health first aid instructor with NY FarmNet. Only construction and mining have higher rates. Founded by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, NY FarmNet offers a confidential hotline at 1-800-547-3726, for agricultural workers to discuss mental health, family and financial crises. It also offers mental health first aid courses to teach people how to recognize signs of mental health challenges, help those in crisis and maintain mental health with self-care techniques. One will be Oct. 19 ...