Farmers Need Mental Health

Today we’re looking at Hope Kirwan’s “‘We Need Some Help’: Farmers Look to Officials, Community for Mental Health Resources (Links to an external site.)” from Wisconsin Public Radio

  • What is the main-point of this article?
  • What stressors does Kirwan suggest cause farmers mental health issues?
  • What solutions does Kirwan provide for farmers?
  • How might you advocate for farmers with Gov. Evers or the Wisconsin State Assembly? What kinds of evidence would you use in a one-pager?
  • What organizations would you partner with to advocate for farmers’ mental health?
  • Why do you think this issue is worth advocacy? If it’s not, why not?

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