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Farmers needed for new national mental health survey

Survey closes May 7

Farmers needed for new national mental health survey
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Researchers at the University of Guelph are seeking farmers to take part in a new national survey on mental health.

The online survey being conducted by the Ontario Veterinary College seeks to understand the impacts of work on the mental health of farmers. Findings from this study will provide further insight into data previously collected in other studies, one done in 2015/16 and another done in 2020.

The earlier study led by Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton, an assistant professor at the veterinary college, found roughly 45 per cent of farmer respondents had high stress with 58 per cent meeting the classification for anxiety and 35 per cent for depression.

The survey, which can be found here, closes May 7 and takes about 20 minutes to complete.

Anyone with questions or concerns can contact Jones-Bitton at [email protected].

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