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Mental Health News

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Updated: July 10, 2019
*New* You can now subscribe to the DFO "Mental Health News" as an RSS news feed and have it delivered automatically to your tablet or mobile device.

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"Stress & self-care in agriculture" session

July 10, 2019

"Stress & self-care in agriculture: Supporting you and those you care for," a session at Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference East from October 27-29, 2019, in Niagara Falls, Ont. See PDF here. 

New videos by OMAFRA on Twitter

July 4, 2019

Catch up on the Twitter video series by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), compiled here on DFO's website.

New videos were released in May and June with personal mental health tips from those in the Ontario agricultural community. The series was announced by Minister Hardeman in April.

"Taking Care of Business: You and Your Farm" session

July 4, 2019

"Mental Health Matters" session on the topic "Taking Care of Business: You and Your Farm," held at Agricultural Excellence (AgEx) Conference on Dec. 3, 2019, in Fredericton, N.B. 

Facilitated discussion led by Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).

Mental health news now available as an RSS feed

June 28, 2019

Mental health news now available as an RSS feed

Dairy Farmers of Ontario has updated the mental health news box to an RSS news feed. Click here or above to subscribe and learn more about RSS feeds.

Why young workers’ mental health deserves our attention

June 20, 2019

"Why young workers’ mental health deserves our attention"

Including 8 mental health strategies to help young workers.

Article by Workplace & Safety Prevention Services (WSPS), published on May 23, 2019.

Stress, anxiety, depression, and resilience in Canadian farmers

June 19, 2019

"Stress, anxiety, depression, and resilience in Canadian farmers"

Research paper by Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton published, as she announced on Twitter on June 14, 2019.

Ag committee calls on government to do more for farmers' mental health

June 19, 2019

Ag committee calls on government to do more for farmers' mental health, including 10 recommendations in the committee's report.

Article published in the Calgary Herald, May 28, 2019

Tackling the agriculture industry’s mental-health crisis starts with farmers like us

June 19, 2019

"Tackling the agriculture industry’s mental-health crisis starts with farmers like us"

Article by farmer Lesley Kelly, co-founder of Do More Ag foundation. Published in the Globe and Mail, May 29, 2019.

Ontario adding more mental health services

June 19, 2019

"Ontario adding more mental health services"

Announced in a press release by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Government of Ontario, and MPP Mississauga Centre, Ont., MPP Natalia Kusendova, on May 27, 2019.

Farmer mental health is an issue

June 19, 2019

"Farmer mental health is an issue"

Article about a panel with Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton, agvogate Tim May and dairy goat farmer Katie Normet. Published on SouthWesternOntario.ca, April 2, 2019.

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