Foresters, Fishermen and Farmers
Hey all, I'm a reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. I cover outdoor and rural issues for the newspapers but I've also written about suicide often. Unfortunately it's a topic I know all too well. September is Suicide Prevention Month and I'm trying to write about a CDC report that found that fishermen, farmers, and foresters have the highest suicide rates of any profession.
I know I've dealt with all three in my profession. I'm asking if anyone who knows someone lost to suicide, their family, or perhaps a person who suffers from depression and works in those fields. I'm not asking for anyone's contact information, but would appreciate if you could give that person my contact info.
If not, I understand. It's a difficult subject.