A new online survey run by researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph is asking farmers to open up about their mental health.
Andria Jones-Bitton, one of the researchers on the project, told CBC Kitchener-Waterloo's The Morning Edition they're hoping to get a sense of how agricultural producers are dealing with depression and anxiety, because mental health is not something farmers are eager to talk about.
"We know that mental health is stigmatized in much of our population," she said. "Fortunately, that is getting better. But, that might not be the case in some of our agricultural communities. It would appear that some people look upon depression and anxiety as problems associated with having a poor worth ethic," she added.
Unless otherwise noted, the posts on this blog should be construed as market commentary, merely observing economic, political and/or market conditions, and not intended to refer to any particular trading strategy, promotional element or quality of service provided by INTL FCStone Inc. or its subsidiaries. INTL FCStone Inc. is not responsible for any trading decisions taken by persons viewing this material. Information contained herein was obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed as to its accuracy. These materials represent the opinions and viewpoints of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints and trading strategies employed by INTL FCStone Inc. or its subsidiaries. Reproduction without authorization is prohibited. All rights reserved.