Mona Lee Brock, ‘angel’ who counseled suicidal farmers through crisis, dies at 87 – The Washington Post

This is a terrific story about service and about the often unsung foundation of America, our farmers.

-John

A longtime teacher and school principal, Mrs. Brock offered a sympathetic ear and a soothing, understanding presence to people who raised food to feed the world but could not afford to feed their own families.

…She was credited with keeping hundreds of farms from being liquidated and with saving an untold number of lives.

…Farmers are traditionally raised to be stoic and self-reliant. Problems are kept private. In many rural areas, counseling services are not available, and there is frequently a stigma about seeking help for emotional or financial difficulties.

Source: Mona Lee Brock, ‘angel’ who counseled suicidal farmers through crisis, dies at 87 – The Washington Post

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