1. Organize a Mental Health First Aid Course for Your Community
It is not uncommon to feel confused and uncomfortable when talking to someone who may be stressed.
We all have encountered someone experiencing a mental health crisis?
- Take a Mental Health First Aid Course.
- Arrange to have a course provided in your community.
Mental health first aide training will provide you with the tools you need to help.
What is Mental Health First Aid Training?
- It helps participants identify and recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems
- Provide initial help
- guide a person towards appropriate professional help
Who should take it?
- Farmers / Producers
- Family / Relatives
- Agricultural Professionals in your community that support Farmers / Ranchers and Producers
Taking Mental Health First Aide will help you know when and how to start a conversation about a mental health issue.
See Resources to Contact Bridges Health or Do More Agriculture
2. Share your Story
Sharing your story helps other understand that they are not alone and there is alternatives. It also reduces the stigma of Mental Illness and Mental Wellness in the agriculture community.
Send us your story, it will be reviewed prior to it being posted and we will advise if it has been approved for posting.
3. Organize a fundraiser for the Farms Stress Line
The donations would assist with:
- Additional Training for Crisis Worker who address calls on the Farm Stress Line.
- Promotion of the Farm Stress Line
- Donations help us fund outreach when requests come in to provide talks in rural Saskatchewan.
- Other identified needs that are unfunded by our current funders
4. Don’t Avoid Conversation with Someone you think is Struggling
- Just talking helps reduce their stress
- Become knowledgeable about services available for rancher, farmers and producers
- Referring those in crisis to the Farm Stress Line. Crisis Workers can assess what is happening and develop a plan to move forward.