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Do you have to be an optimist to work toward a better world?

For professionals in fields such as suicide prevention and climate science, the future can seem bleak. But sometimes action is the most effective form of optimism.
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How farmers in Colorado are taking care of their mental health

Aching from a string of farmer suicides and other mental health challenges, neighbors in rural eastern Colorado are learning how to check in on one another. But as the drought drags on, is talking enough?
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India: Why are suicides among farmers on the increase?

Financial burdens caused by climate change and government polices have led to an rise in the number of suicides among agricultural workers, experts say.

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Suicides indicate wave of ‘doomerism’ over escalating climate crisis

While alarm over wildfires, droughts, flooding and societal unrest is on the rise, not many of us talk about climate angst.

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Can farmers help each other navigate mental health crises?

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We need to talk about climate change and suicide

Could climate change, of all things, finally force Americans to rethink suicide prevention?

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Will climate change increase suicide rates?

New research in the journal Scientific Reports examines heat–humidity and self-harm rates, one of the first studies to account for relative humidity rather than heat alone.

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