In 2018 the Washington State legislature passed Substitute House Bill 2671 to address suicide in the agriculture industry, and Washington State University Skagit County Extension was selected by the Washington State Department of Health to develop a suicide prevention pilot program for farmers and farmworkers. In the initial stage from March to September 2019, program efforts included collaborating with suicide prevention and behavioral health experts, building institutional capacity (bilingual English–Spanish material and website creation), and leveraging the Extension platform. We provide a roadmap for other Extension entities looking to create suicide prevention programs.
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McMoran, D., Seymour, K., Bachtel, S., & Thorstenson, S. (2021). Creating a Suicide Prevention Program for Farmers and Farmworkers. The Journal of Extension, 57(6), Article 11. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.57.06.11