Please note:

The information on this website is not intended to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 immediately or visit your local emergency room. Need to talk? Access helpline telephone numbers here.




One acre at a time.


Maintaining current mental
health and wellness.


  • calm
  • confident
  • concentrate and focus on tasks
  • physically & socially active
  • normal sleep
  • good appetite
  • energetic
  • no binge drinking or addictive behaviour


Experiencing mild to moderate signs and symptoms of distress.


  • irritable
  • impatient
  • distracted
  • intrusive thoughts
  • decreased physical and social activity
  • trouble sleeping
  • lack of energy
  • weight loss or gain
  • binge drinking and some addictive behaviours


At risk for developing a mental illness
and need help.


  • angry
  • depressed
  • negative attitude
  • suicidal thoughts
  • unable to concentrate
  • withdrawn
  • absenteeism
  • can’t perform tasks
  • can’t sleep or stay asleep
  • prolonged fatigue
  • extreme weigh gain or loss
  • regular or frequent drinking addictions

Why focus on

Mental Health?

conducted by the University of Guelph led by Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton, along with post-doctoral researcher Dr. Briana Hagen and master of science student Rochelle Thompson, notes:

When you think about the wide range of stresses that our farmers experience on a day-to-day basis, most of those stressors are outside of their control. There’s likely a sense of helplessness and hopelessness that comes with that, and helplessness and hopelessness predispose us to mental health issues like depression and anxiety.

The statistics highlight the importance of providing essential easily accessible mental health and wellness training, tools, and resources.  Take the first steps in maintaining mental fitness, recognize when it may be time to reach out and talk to someone, and learn how to care for yourself, your family, your workers on the farm, and anyone in the farming community.

Must Watch

The spark that lit the fire in getting farmers talking and the evolution of expanding farm mental health resources in Canada.