Farming & Mental Illness

EPISODE 7, February 3rd, 2020:

Farming & Mental Illness

On this week's episode host ffinlo Costain talks to Graham Morgan MBE, about farming, mental health, and mental illness. A farming life is generally a good life but it can be demanding and stressful. It's hardly a surprise that farmers and rural workers can feel isolated, depressed, or unable to cope.

Graham himself is diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, and his story navigates issues around mental illness from a rare perspective, which is devastating in its honesty, and fresh, direct, unguarded - and surprisingly funny.

Graham Morgan works for the Mental Health Commission for Scotland and volunteers with HUG action for mental health. Recently he talked to a conference organised by the National Farmers' Union of Scotland. His book - Start - is a remarkably open, generous and optimistic read.

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