Looking at solutions for stressed farmers in Quebec
Farmers deal with weather, money woes, physical labour, bad crops and rarely get a break. The stress can build up, and they are often a high-risk group for suicide. We'll hear about plans for a new respite home for farmers, as well as some of the reasons why they are high-risk group for stress and suicide.
France Picard is a community outreach worker with Au Coeur des Familles Agricoles, the organization fundraising to build the new respite home.
Philippe Roy is a PhD student at Laval University. He is examining stress coping mechanisms among male farmers in Quebec.
- Au Coeur des Familles Agricoles official website