Alarming report on farmer mental health prompts call for urgent action | ABC News

A report on the mental health of the country’s farmers has revealed that almost half have had thoughts of self-harm or suicide. Subscribe: Read more here:

Of the more than 1,300 farmers surveyed for the National Farmer Wellbeing Report, 30 per cent have attempted self-harm or suicide.

Commissioned by dairy co-operative Norco in partnership with the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF), the report revealed that 45 per cent of respondents have felt depressed, with almost two thirds experiencing anxiety in recent years.

The survey comes after 12 months of natural disasters, rising input costs, falling commodity prices and an uncertain economic outlook.

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