It is no secret that Saskatchewan producers experience many unique stressors that can have a negative impact on one’s mental health. Weather and uncertain crop yields, financial insecurity, and isolation are all common throughout the agriculture sector. As a result, farmers and their families are susceptible to high levels of mental health concerns, including chronic stress, depression, anxiety, and suicide. It is more important than ever to have appropriate tools and supports available as we continue to increase knowledge and awareness about mental health in agriculture.
The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture, in conjunction with Bridges Health, has developed these videos to provide information and helpful strategies on how to improve resilience and prioritize mental wellbeing. This resource was made possible through the Farm Safety Program, which is funded by the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
These videos are not intended to be utilized in crisis situations. If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis or thoughts of suicide, please contact one of the following helplines:
- Saskatchewan Suicide Hotline: 1-306-525-5333
- Farm Stress Line: 1-800-667-4442
Speaker: Adam Chomos, BA Hons. Psyc., MSc. KHS, CSM/CSP
After completing his Honors degree in Psychology, Adam completed his Masters of Science in Kinesiology and Health Studies in 2014. With a passion for sport and performance psychology, Adam has had the opportunity to work with amateur and professional athletes, teams, and various professionals who are looking to elevate areas of cognitive and mental performance. In 2018, his passion for helping others shifted into the area of mental health, where he has since been dedicated to working with organizations who are looking to increase psychological health and safety in the workplace. Adam is excited to offer his perspective on critical mental health topics, share his experience with mental illness, and demonstrate the power of vulnerability through open and authentic conversation.