A charity which supports farmers in crisis, says it's helped at least five who've been close to taking their own lives.
The Lincolnshire Rural Support Network says it's seen a 20% increase in cries for help over the last two years and is expecting an increase in calls after the recent bad weather.
David Armstrong, a farmer from Bardsey in Lincolnshire, says some farmers are expecting bad harvests as a result of the recent weather
Heather Dawes - a nurse who works for the Lincolnshire Rural Support Network - says farmers are notoriously bad for not going to the doctors because of their busy lifestyles.
Because of this she offers health screening as part of the charity's work.
The charity says there has been a 20 per cent increase in farmers contacting the charity - some threatening to take their lives.
A support charity for farmers in Lincolnshire says its recently helped at least five depressed farmers who were so down they were threatening to take their own lives.
The Lincolnshire Rural Support network in Louth says its seen a 20 percent year on year increase in farmers contacting it over the last two years. The charity is expecting more calls at the end of the summer as a result of the bad weather and the threat of diseases like bovine TB.
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