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Dealing with stress? Help is available

Dry conditions, wildfires and flooding have teamed up to make 2023 a hard year for some Alberta producers. Many are facing tough decisions and that makes this difficult year even more stressful and challenging.

It’s important to realize no matter our situation, support and understanding is available. There is incredible generosity and support in the agriculture industry and rural communities. Let’s be willing to ask for help when we need it, knowing there are great people around us.

Support for mental health and stress management is increasing in agriculture. While there is opportunity for further progress, there has been an increased focus on producers’ mental health, amazing advocacy from our communities, along with new and added resources for producers in recent years.

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