An Internal Climate Adaptation System for Happy and Healthy Farmers Producers
We propose to offer a framework that is flexible at the roots, addresses the root of the issue, and attends to local cultural context. Essentially, we see the primary issue in the farmer mental health crisis as a conflict of values, which requires a structural value adjustment. We suggest an Ethical and Economic Sense (EES) Framework as a strategy to restore balance and harmony through resolving value conflicts, strengthening community ties, and reinforcing relational virtuosity.
Risks & Protective Factors for Depression & Suicide Among Hawai‘i Agricultural Producers
Studies have consistently shown that agricultural producers in the continental United States have
disproportionately high rates of depression and suicide as compared to other occupations. It is not
known whether this is true in Hawaiʻi, which is both geographically distinct and ethnically diverse. This study examines rates of depression and suicide as well as potential risk and protective factors.
Sense of Meaning and Purpose Making Mitigates the Experience of Stress Among Hawai’i Farmers
Meaning making in farming is something that no studies have addressed directly, but a few have considered. This study looks at the correlation between meaning and purpose and stress.
Rates of Stress, Depression, and Suicide Among Hawaiʻi Agricultural Producers & Allied Professionals
This report aims to provide some initial baseline mental health indicators collected from a stress and mental health needs assessment from November 2021 to March 2022.