You might assume that rural living is a peaceful and low-stress lifestyle. The stress for farmers can be severe, so severe that their suicide rates are alarming. Small-town and country pastors and churches will do well to recognize the symptoms of this agri-stress among farmers and their families.
Here are three articles related to the subject:
Farmer Suicide Rate Remains High, Long After 1980s Farm Crisis
Why depression and suicide are rampant among American farmers
Why are America’s farmers killing themselves?
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