News Release - September 18, 2000
FARM STRESS PSYCHOLOGIST HIRED
Dr. Nikki Gerrard, a community psychologist and well respected in the area of
farm stress, recently began her new duties as a Provincial Farm Stress
Dr. Gerrard is working with health district staff and volunteers to expand
their skills in responding to farm stress. Saskatchewan Health obtained Dr.
Gerrard's services through a contract agreement with the Saskatoon District
Many health districts in rural areas offer addiction services, health promotion
and farm injury prevention and safety programs. There are mental health
services in 100 communities throughout the province.
Dr. Gerrard is serving as a resource for health district personnel, and other
stakeholders, working in the area of farm stress. Among other things, she has
developed a farm stress workshop kit and is training staff to present these
Dr. Gerrard has worked in the area of farm stress for more than nine years.
She has conducted and published research on farm stress, rural women's health
and, most recently, a study on stress resiliency in rural residents in
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For more information, contact:
Phone: (306) 787-4088