• Inspiring Stories for You

    Mental health warriors show us
    that there is no storm we cannot face.

Personal Story Videos

Welcome to the Inspiring Stories section of the Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit. Here you can watch some truly amazing videos of individuals living in rural and agricultural communities just like you. They share their experiences with mental health and stigma, and offer words of encouragement and hope. Scroll down to find out how to share YOUR story and join the conversation.

Extended Farmers’ Documentaries

Inspiring Stories

Erika’s Story

Erica talks about how stigma and discrimination continue to be barriers to social inclusion and access to Rural mental health care

Amy’s Story

Amy, a poultry producer from Nova Scotia shares her story.

Allan’s Story

A mental health advocate that grew up in a small town in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Anna’s Story

Anna is from the small town of David City, Nebraska.

Jamie’s Story

Jamie lives in New Mexico where she and her husband own a road crop farm.

Christine’s Story

Christine lives in Enchant, Alberta where she and her husband owns a second generation irrigation seed farm.

Kristen’s Story

Kristen is the farmer of Naturally Good Vibes Farm in Langley, British Columbia, Canada.

Louise’s Story

Lives in Southern Alberta, Canada and specializes in alfalfa seed farming.

Kenneth and Kathryn’s Story

Kenneth and Kathryn are farmers in Central Illinois.

Cassandra’s Story

Cassandra runs a grain farm with her sister Stefanie in South Western Manitoba.

Cheyenne’s Story

Cheyenne lives in South Dakota and she is a 5th generation cow rancher.

Hannah’s Story

Hannah is from Onigaming First Nation in Ontario, Canada and is an Ambassador of Hope for We Matter.

Rachel’s Story

Lives in Montana & her husband is a 4th generation rancher.

Jason’s Story

Lives in Cuba, Missouri, runs a cow calf operation and hosts a podcast called AgStateofMind.

Nathan’s Story

Lives in Southwest Ohio & is a farmer who raises corn, soy beans, wheat, hay and beef cows.

Danika’s Story

Danika lives in Temiskaming Shores in Northern Ontario and works for We Matter.

Kristen’s Story

Lives in Carrying Place, Ontario & has a background in ag marketing and communications.

Kestlyn’s Story

From Brookings South Dakota & lives on a beef cattle farm. Studies at University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Brendan’s Story

Lives in Essex County, Ontario where he is a grain farmer.

Ally’s Story

Lives in Central Texas & works for the Department of Poultry Science at Texas A&M.

Braden’s Story

Lives in Decatur, Texas and is a rancher. He runs black angus mostly and grows hay.

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