Legislature takes steps to combat suicide among farm workers

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Agricultural workers have the highest suicide rate among all occupations; on average, 85 out of 100,000 workers in farming, fishing and forestry commit suicide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC suggests that higher suicide rates may result from unique occupational challenges agricultural workers face: social isolation, potential for financial losses, unwillingness to seek help, lack of access to mental health services and access to lethal means.

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