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Who and How: Exploring the Preferred Senders and Channels of Mental Health Information for Wisconsin Farmers

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Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Marshfield, WI 54449, USA
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(20), 3836; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16203836
Received: 6 September 2019 / Revised: 3 October 2019 / Accepted: 5 October 2019 / Published: 11 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mental Health in Agriculture)
Unfavorable economic and environmental conditions have fueled the development of mental health resources and services for farmers. However, it is unclear who farmers want mental health information from (senders) and how they want mental health information delivered (channels). A self-administered questionnaire was used to determine the preferred senders of mental health information and the preferred channels of mental health information. Farmers were most receptive to receiving mental health information from medical providers, spouses/family members, and friends. Among the channels of information, respondents were interested in receiving mental health information from farm newspapers/magazines and one-on-one in person. Our findings have pragmatic implications for agricultural safety and health and public health organizations working to disseminate mental health information to farmers. Receptiveness to specific senders and channels of information among farmers should inform resource dispersion and future intervention. View Full-Text
Keywords: farmer; mental health; occupational safety and health; agriculture farmer; mental health; occupational safety and health; agriculture
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Rudolphi, J.M.; Berg, R.; Marlenga, B. Who and How: Exploring the Preferred Senders and Channels of Mental Health Information for Wisconsin Farmers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 3836.

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