Year: 1999 Source: National Conference of Suicide Prevention Australia, (6th: 1999: Melbourne), p.37 SIEC No: 20010207

The age-standardized suicide rate for male farmers in Australia is double that of the wider Australian male population. This presentation defined a set of mental health issues for the farming community necessary to address this problem. A program of research based on these issues was proposed. The practical application of the research results were discussed in terms of both strategic initiatives & local mental health plans & programs.