Call your provincial farm stress lines to talk about anything causing stress for you or someone you care about. Here are the numbers:
British Columbia: CRISIS Centre BC 24-hour support. Phone 1-800-784-2433 or 310-6789. Website: crisiscentre.bc.ca
Alberta: Mental Health Hotline 24-hour support. Phone: 1-877-303-2642 Website
Saskatchewan: Farm Stress Line. Phone: 1-800-667-4442 Website: mobilecrisis.ca/farm-stress-line
Manitoba: Manitoba Farm, Rural Support & Northern Support Services. M-F 10 a.m. to 9pm – Phone 1-866-367-3276 After hours – 1-888-322-3019 Website: supportline
Ontario: Mental Health Help Line. Phone: 1-866-531-2600 Website: connexontario.ca
Waiting for cash advance payments? A June 3 CCGA release says farmers will be able to complete a pre-application anytime between June 10 and June 25, and CCGA will begin issuing advances under the new limits starting June 26.
You can call the stress lines for anything that may be causing you stress on the farm. This article describes some of the more common reasons why people call.