By Dylana Twittey, The Gateway – The Official Student Publication at the University of Alberta
Research by a University of Alberta professor aims to help combat high levels of stress, depression and suicide in Alberta’s farming and agriculture industry.
The research is being done by Rebecca Purc-Stephenson, a professor in the department of social sciences at Augustana campus and lead researcher at the Alberta Farm Mental Health Network (AGKnow).
According to Purc-Stephenson, Alberta farmers are dealing with more stressors than before due to changes in market regulations and government legislation, increased globalization, competitive markets, and climate change.
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