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Are You Bogged Mate?

Rural mental health service inundated by women hoping 'farm speak' will save men

Are You Bogged Mate? is targeted at rural men, a group nearly twice as likely to die by suicide as their urban counterparts.

The founder, plant scientist Mary O'Brien, said women left behind after a son, brother, or husband took their own lives, also needed support but often slipped through the cracks.

Ms O'Brien said country women had contacted her to share their stories and thank her for encouraging rural men to ask for help when they were mentally 'bogged'.

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