Stress on the Farm
Farmers and farm families deal with a lot of stress for a varity of reasons. They are often working hard to meet challenges that are out of their control, such as market volatility, weather, pests, disease, etc. A lot of farm families have off farm jobs for extra income but that can add extra stress too.
High levels of stress can affect a farmer or rancher's mental and physical health, which will reduce their quality of life and can lead to serious health problems. Stress can also effect relationships and safety on the farm.
There is help for farmers, the first step is communication. The Farm Stress Line exist in Saskatchewan to provide help and support for our ag producers. All calls are confidential and there is no call display and available 24/7. If you need help or want more information, you can call the hotline or check out their website for more resources.
Farm Stress Line: 1-800-667-4442, available 24/7