Farmers typically have a reputation as stoic and rugged individuals seemingly impervious to all that ails the world. In reality, they’re more vulnerable to the effects of stress than many people. In some cases, this can lead to the unthinkable – suicide. Below, Jeff Rowe, global president for Syngenta Seeds, who lives in Illinois with his family where he still farms, shares a personal story  on the eve of World Mental Health Day.