Year: 2021 Source: Australia: University of South Australia. (2016). 20 p. SIEC No: 20210148

Deaths by suicide for farming men and women have a huge impact on the family and rural and agricultural communities in which they occur. The disproportionately high rate of farmer suicide has not declined in Australia even though as a community we have known about this problem for many years (Guiney, 2012; Judd et al., 2006; Page & Fragar, 2002). News of farmer suicides has reached media forums and reports, there has been a senate enquiry into suicide and there have been studies and intervention programs focusing on rural suicide. Yet the number of farmer suicides is not reducing.