Thank you to everyone who attended the Mental Health Night on Wednesday. Thank you especially to Jack Veitch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) for leading the discussion and providing helpful resources for managing stress.
Jack let us know about the BounceBack Ontario Program managed by the CMHA. This is a free skill-building program aimed to help people 15+ manage mild to moderate depression and anxiety, low mood, stress or worry. It is delivered over the phone with a coach and through videos online. Find out more at https://bouncebackontario.ca/
Part of the discussion also included a quick and easy way to help relieve stress in the moment: Tactical Breathing. This is a breathing exercise that can be used to help you to relax, focus, and gain control.
Visualize each number as you count
Breath in counting 1, 2, 3, 4
Hold the breath counting 1, 2, 3, 4
Exhale counting 1, 2, 3, 4
Repeat for 3-5 breaths
For a list of great resources for farmers on stress management and mental health support, visit our website at http://ptboagnews.com/are-you-struggling-season