Cover Story: The scourge and stigma of mental illness on the farm

Farm life is often more than usually stressful. 

And for those who suffer from depression or other forms of mental illness, help is not always available and attitudes not always sympathetic. Here are the stories of some who have been struggling with this affliction


In the 1990s, Tom Greensides held life by the tail. As chair of the Grape Growers of Ontario, president of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and one of the pioneers of the Agricultural Adaptation Council, he was a recognized leader in Ontario’s farm community.

Better Farming - March 2010