ACTS OF COMMUNITY KINDNESS
"Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change."
Neighbours in Tofield posted words of encouragement for the Tofield Health Centre staff that can be seen as you drive to the hospital.
More than ever, we are united as a community, while we face the uncertain and unknown.
MENTAL HEALTH IN RURAL COMMUNITIES
PLANTING THE SEEDS OF SUPPORT: A FARMER’S JOURNEY WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
Growing up in rural Alberta, discussions about mental health were never a part of Sean Stanford’s life.
“Farmers are usually the kind of people who don’t talk about their feelings,” shares the 36-year old grain farmer, who lives and works near the town of Magrath, a community south of Lethbridge.
“They’re usually [straight]-to-the-point hard workers, and there’s no time for that kind of [stuff],” he says, reflecting on his experiences as a farmer and someone who personally deals with mental illness. “That’s kind of the way it’s always been, and I never thought of it any differently.”
Read the full story on Rural Health Beat’s website.