Mental Health and Agriculture
Farmers work long hours to provide Canadians with a stable supply of high-quality food, 365 days a year. A farmer’s workspace looks far different than the majority of Canadians. Unlike traditional offices, farmers can be affected by weather, lack of staff, finances or an inability to take a sick day” when needed. In addition, isolation and the lack of separation of work and home life are key factors in causing stress in farmers. With all this mind, and more, it is no wonder that mental health can be a leading issue in agriculture.