The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Suicide Prevention for Farming and Ranching


October 3, 2018

Suicide rates in rural America are soaring, and Montana has the highest suicide rate in the nation. A new free resource is now available to help the farm and ranch community address the unique stressors associated with agriculture, depression and suicide. The name of this initiative is Ask in Earnest. Funded by the Yellowstone Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition, is a mobile-friendly site that is designed to raise the level of awareness of the prevalence of suicide in Montana farm and ranch communities and to engage rural populations in a community-based effort of sui...

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