Rearview shot of a man working on a cow farm

How rural communities are tackling a suicide and depression crisis among farmers

More than 50,000 Americans took their own lives in 2023, the nation’s highest yearly rate of suicide on record. Farmers are 3.5 times more likely to die by suicide than the general population, according to the National Rural Health Association. Special correspondent Megan Thompson reports from Wisconsin on the burden farmers often deal with and what’s being done to help them.