Saskatchewan’s general farm group is launching a dialogue on mental health in rural Saskatchewan.
APAS president Todd Lewis says the discussion was prompted by interest in social media after a farm suicide.
Lewis says the mental health of young farmers if of particular concern, following a tough year with a late harvest and dry conditions.
He says an open dialogue is important.
Premier Brad Wall has reached out on the issue, and wants his government to provide support.
Saskatchewan operates a farm stress line 24 hours a day.
Lewis says the issue will be discussed at the APAS mid-term meeting next month in Saskatoon.