Blog Category: Mental Health


Posted by JoHana Harcourt on June 09, 2023

Farming can be challenging – and while the conversation around mental health in agriculture is not a new one, the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the importance of opening up these conversations and mobilizing our resources to provide increased mental health supports in agriculture.  If you’re wondering what other farmers are experiencing – and how they are coping, a recent study from researchers Rochelle Thompson, Dr. Briana Hagen, Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton shines light on the topic through interviews with 75 farmers and industry professionals in Ontario. Read on to learn about their findings! Seeing the forest for the trees One of … Continue reading COPING WITH FARMING STRESS: RESEARCH FINDINGS

New Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 24, 2021

rural mental wellness toolkit

The Stigma-Free Society has just released their new Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit! The Stigma-Free Society created the Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit to let individuals living in rural communities know that it is OK to reach out for help and that they are not alone. We all have mental health, and it is just as important as our physical health. Inside the toolkit you will find engaging resources for audiences including youth, families and seniors. The Inspiring Stories for You section showcases videos of rural residents who open up the conversation around mental health and stigma. Peer Support Facilitator Training Program in … Continue reading New Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit

Tools for Farmer Mental Health and Wellness

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 03, 2020 3 Comments

tools for farmer mental health and wellness. Young Agrarians

Farmers work hard, and the conversation around farmer stress and burnout is not a new one. Young Agrarians hears about these challenges from farmers all the time – there is a huge burden on farmers to be superheroes! We know how much loving care you put into your crops and animals, and want to support you in caring for yourself as well. As you (hopefully!) take a bit of time off this winter, we wanted to share some resources with you that might be helpful in building up a toolbox of supports for your health and wellness this winter, in the 2020 season, and beyond! … Continue reading Tools for Farmer Mental Health and Wellness