Stress management and help lines

August 22, 2018 - Issue 21

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

Further reading:

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.
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