January 25, 2021
PPAA Webinar: Mental Health and Agriculture
Monday, January 25, 2021
This webinar in partnership with the Do More Ag Foundation will focus on education, creating awareness and breaking the stigma surrounding mental health issues for producers.
A University of Guelph national survey of farmers showed:
35% struggled with depression
45% had high stress
58% had varying levels of anxiety
These rates are higher than the general population. The survey also found that 40 per cent of respondents felt there was a stigma associated with reaching out for help.