2020 has been a trying year for many agricultural producers across Saddle Hills County. The County would like to let our producers know we understand many of the difficulties they are facing. During the COVID-19 many additional pressures have sometimes made life even more stressful than usual for agricultural producers. We have published below some Stress Resources for Farmers which we hope may of use to area farmers.
Stress Resources for Farmers
Serving Canada’s second-largest agricultural province, Alberta Farmer Express is widely recognized as the place where Alberta farmers and ranchers find out what’s happening in agriculture, whether it’s on local farms or on farms around the world.
Alberta Addiction and Mental Health
Help Line: 1-877-303-2642 or Dial 811
One in 5 Canadians, including Albertans, will experience a mental illness in their lifetime and the remaining four will be affected by the mental health issues of a loved one.
Canadian Mental Health Association
As the nationwide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.
The Do More Agriculture Foundation
Do More Ag is a not-for-profit organization focusing on mental health in agriculture across Canada.
24 hour Distress Lines (Northern Alberta): 1-800 232-7288; (Greater Edmonton Area): 780-482-HELP (4357)
Thanks to Lamont County for providing an example on which this page was based.