Many factors, which are often out of a farmer’s control, contribute to why two-thirds of Canadian farmers report stress. Long hours, financial concerns, changing weather patterns and much more can all lead to burnout.
The following resources are provided to help farmers in managing stress, increasing understanding and awareness of mental health, and finding support.
Resource sheet from the BC Government.
Contacts and resources from AgSafe BC.
Article from YA with helpful resources and tips for farmers.
NFU provides links for support in difficult times for farmers across Canada.
A 2005 survey reporting two-thirds of Canadian farmers feel stressed on their farms.
FCC provides mental health resources, stories and crisis information.
FMC research explores the connection between mental health and farm business management.
Wellness and mental health resources and support lines across Canada.