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
  • 911 

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.




Healthy Boundaries

Healthy boundaries are an important way to protect our time, energy, and overall mental health. Learn important tips of how to say "no" and maintain healthy personal boundaries.

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Positivity Perspective

Keeping a positive perspective in the face of adversity and challenging times allows us to focus on hope, optimism, and gratitude. Identify ways to choose positivity each day and incorporate it into our regular routines.

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Stress Response: Breathing Exercises

When we respond to stress, our bodies experience a number of physiological reactions, including increased breathing. Walk through guided breathing exercises, including coherent breathing and box breathing, which can be utilized to assist in relaxing and grounding ourselves during stressful situations

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Our bodies and brains are constantly on the go, quickly moving from one thing to the next due to all of the roles and responsibilities we have on the go. Mindfulness, which is the ability to be fully present and "pay attention on purpose," can be practiced intentionally on a regular basis through these exercises.

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Understanding & Eliminating Stigma

The stigma that exists surrounding mental illness still prevents individuals from speaking openly about their struggles and seeking support when they need it. Learn about the key elements of both internal and external stigma and how speaking openly can help break the cycle.

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Tough Talks

Having a conversation surrounding mental health and mental illness with a loved one is never easy. Prepare for these difficult conversations with key tips and considerations to ensure the individual feels safe and supported.

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Power of Vulnerability

Being vulnerable and sharing our story is a powerful tool to alleviate guilt and shame associated with mental illness. Explore ways to practice vulnerability in an intentional and healthy way.

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