farm stress

Sask Farm Stress Line fields 20 percent more calls this summer

Jul 23, 2021 | 5:26am

  Drought and the pandemic have resulted in a 20 percent jump in calls to the Farm Stress Line in Saskatchewan this summer. Mobile Crisis Services operates the farm stress line and acting Executive director Jan Thorson says COVID-19 has brought many issues to the forefront for people. She says hot dry weather has also […]

Sask Ministry of Agriculture hosts 4 farm mental health webinars in April

Apr 1, 2021 | 10:55am

The Saskatchewan ministry of Agriculture is holding four weekly webinars this month to discuss mental health on the farm. The webinars are designed to provide a brief overview of mental health, techniques to identify warning signs and strategies to make positive changes for themselves and others. The presentation is from the Agricultural Health and Safety […]

Weather and COVID-19 cause increased calls to Sask. Farm Stress Line

Aug 28, 2020 | 4:56am

Difficult growing conditions and COVID-19 have caused a spike in calls to the Saskatchewan farm stress line this summer. Mobile Crisis Services operates the farm stress line. Acting Executive director Jan Thorson says hot dry weather has led to more uncertainty about fall harvest and rising farm stress. Thorson says farm issues include anxiety, stress, […]

Sask government launches competition to help farmers cope with stress

Mar 11, 2020 | 3:58am

  The Saskatchewan government has launched a high tech competition to help farmers cope with stress. The CEO of Innovation Saskatchewan, Kari Harvey, says her agency is offering $10,000 to technological entrepreneurs to develop a way for farmers and agricultural workers to monitor their mental health. Solutions may take many forms, including a mobile phone […]