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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Rural mental health in focus

FARMERS and rural workers should be encouraged not to keep their problems "parked under their hat", says Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce.

Despite similar rates of reported mental disorders in both rural and metropolitan areas, suicide rates have consistently been found to be higher in rural areas according to the Medical Journal of Australia.

Please see more at the following link which discusses suicide rates in rural Australia:

http://www.farmweekly.com.au/news/agriculture/general/healthcare/rural-mental-health-in-focus/2714769.aspx

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