Farming can be a uniquely stressful situation, and many farmers don’t know where to turn when they are experiencing workplace, financial, or family stress.
Ontario is now offering a new service that caters to the unique concerns of farmers.
Read on for more information about Ontario’s Farmer Wellness Initiative, as well as for other farmer-centric mental health resources.
It’s never too soon or too late to ask for help.
Continue reading “Free Access to Mental Health Counselling for Farmers”
As we advance towards May, the uncertainty around social restrictions, major changes in business operations, lost sales and contracts have left many of us feeling frustrated and anxious. Stress is nothing new to farmers and other horticultural business owners, but in times of crisis, stress can build to new heights causing even the most resilient business owners to struggle.
Having good mental health and emotional resilience can help to ensure that we are able to both enjoy life and deal with the challenges we are facing. This balancing act can be difficult; sometimes you need to find outside resources that work for you to help keep you going. Continue reading “Resources and Strategies for Taking Care of Your Mental Health in Times of Crisis”