suicide http://hppr.org en Report: Farmer Suicide Rate Higher Than All Other Workers http://hppr.org/post/report-farmer-suicide-rate-higher-all-other-workers <p>U.S. farmers are more than three times more likely to commit suicide than other workers, a new study has found.</p><p>University of Iowa researcher Wendy Ringgenberg&nbsp;compiled a study based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration farm death statistics from 1992 to 2010. <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/farm-workers-far-more-likely-die-suicide-why" target="_blank">In a recent interview with Iowa Public Radio</a>, Ringgenberg said suicide rates have likely been underestimated and underreported. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:20:57 +0000 Cody Newill 33600 at http://hppr.org Report: Farmer Suicide Rate Higher Than All Other Workers Farming, rural living and suicide http://hppr.org/post/farming-rural-living-and-suicide <p>A 2002 study in the American Journal of Public Health found that men living in rural counties were much more likely to kill themselves than urban men. (Stephen D/Flickr)</p><p>An alarming number of farmers in the U.S. take their own lives, according to the magazine Newsweek. And while we don’t have great statistics, some of the best numbers available suggest men on the farm today kill themselves nearly twice as often as other men in the general population.</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 05:00:01 +0000 Grant Gerlock 31009 at http://hppr.org Farming, rural living and suicide Suicide Rate Increases in Kansas http://hppr.org/post/suicide-rate-increases-kansas <p></p><p>The Kansas Department of Health and Environment 2012 Annual Summary of Vital Statistics revealed suicides in Kansas increased 31.5 percent, totaling 505 deaths versus 384 in 2011,according to a <strong><a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2013/oct/14/kansas-vital-statistics-report-issued/">recent article from the Kansas Institute of Health</a></strong>.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 06:00:04 +0000 Cindee Talley 24778 at http://hppr.org Suicide Rate Increases in Kansas