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It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day! Check out our Handy Resources on Mental Health Management

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day, with Bell inviting everyone to join in the conversation by talking, texting and participating on social media to support Canadian mental health.

“Led by Canadians at home and around the world, Bell Let’s Talk Day puts a spotlight on mental health. This year’s campaign encourages everyone to keep listening, keep talking and keep being there for each other,” said Mary Deacon, chair of Bell Let’s Talk.

“As we continue to be impacted by COVID-19, we can all play a part to stay connected, to help improve our mental health and wellness, and help ensure mental health remains a priority issue. We look forward to joining you in the world’s biggest conversation about mental health tomorrow!”

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau noted in a news release that producers across Canada work tirelessly so we and our families can have food on our tables. Despite the long hours, the labour shortages and the weather extremes, they take on the challenge of uncertainty each and every day.

“Sometimes, even the strongest find themselves at the end of their strength. In times like these, it takes strength to reach out for help. And sometimes, the simple act of listening can work wonders for someone under stress,” she said.

“I’ve spoken with many producers who are facing challenges — from the pandemic, to child care, to labour shortages, to supply chain disruptions, to weather disasters, to trade barriers, to name just a few. On top of all this, farming and food production is a 365-day-a-year job. I also know that farmers and their families are used to taking a lot on their shoulders.”

Visit the following links for information on mental health and how you can reach out and help others or yourself when in need.

How’s Your Mental Health? Asking That Question Can Make All the Difference

Do More Ag Launches Course to Teach Mental Health Professionals About Ag

Fostering Mental Health in the Workplace

How to Be a Mental Health Ally in Rural Areas