Time management, weather, family and economic stresses can pop up often for farmers. Stress can be a big factor in mental health. Contact these help centres for any mental health concerns.
British Columbia: CRISIS Centre BC, 24-hour support. Phone: 310-6789 Website: crisiscentre.bc.ca
Alberta: Mental Health Hotline, 24-hour support. Phone 1-877-303-2642
Saskatchewan: Farm Stress Line. Phone: 1-800-667-4442 Website: www.mobilecrisis.ca/farm-stress-line
Manitoba: Manitoba Farm, Rural Support & Northern Support Services (M-F 10 a.m. to 9 pm). Phone 1-866-367-3276; Online chat: supportline.ca. After hours: 1-888-322-3019 Website: supportline.ca
Ontario: Mental Health Help Line. Phone: 1-866-531-2600 Website: connexontario.ca
Sick. Not weak. TSN’s Michael Landsberg presented “Why is it so hard to talk about mental health?” at Grain World in Winnipeg in November.
Help us have more fun. Some farm men are experiencing a serious lack of fun, and this can start to influence the business, family harmony and all aspects of life. The good news is finding your own fun and setting aside the time is a choice. You can do it.