Farmers urged to reach out for help if tough harvest gets the best of them

In the wake of one of the worst harvests in recent memory, farmers are being urged to remember they are not alone and there are resources available to help them cope with the added stress. 

In a statement, Team Alberta, which consists of Alberta Barley, Alberta Wheat, Alberta Canola, and Alberta Pulse Growers, reminds producers we are all in this together.

“Harvest is usually a stressful time for farmers, but the stress is compounded this year by the pressure of not knowing when or if the crop can be combined since snow started falling in early September.”

They are encouraging farmers to read the resources at DoMore.ag including Six Things You Can Do To Stay Resilient This Harvest Season to help cope.

Anyone needing help should reach out to the mental health resources that are available in their province, a list of which can be found by clicking here. 

If you are in crisis call 9-1-1 or visit your local emergency department immediately.