Mental and Emotional Health in the Oil Patch

Members: When you have the opportunity, please view the following documentary on the mental and emotional anguish that is all too common among Alberta's oil and gas workers.

Digging in the Dirt is a documentary examining men’s mental health in the oil and gas industry, featuring workers who have struggled with addiction and depression.The documentary touches on the isolation and loneliness experienced by men living in the industry’s work camps near Fort McMurray and Grande Prairie. Frequent themes are the lengthy stays away from families and friends, and a lack of recreation opportunities and support services.