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Mental Health

Mental health is not only the avoidance of serious mental illness. Your mental health is affected by numerous factors from your daily life, including the stress of balancing work with your health and relationships. In this section you will find resources to help you stay mentally fit and healthy.

Are you experiencing a mental health crisis?

The Canadian Mental Health Association – Central Alberta Region does not provide 24/7 crisis services. If you are in immediate need of assistance after business hours please call:

Anxiety Disorders

We all feel nervous or worried at times. This anxiety can be a helpful feeling when it motivates us or warns us of danger. An anxiety disorder, on the other hand, causes unexpected or unhelpful anxiety that seriously impacts our lives, including how we think, feel, and act. […]

HOW CAN I HELP A LOVED ONE? DO YOU NEED MORE HELP?

Some people worry about asking for help because there can be stigma around mental health problems. They may believe that asking for help means admitting that something is wrong […]

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

We all experience changes in our mood. Sometimes we feel energetic, full of ideas, or irritable, and other times we feel sad or down. But these moods usually don’t last long, and we can go about our daily lives. Depression and bipolar disorder are two mental illnesses that change the way people feel and make it hard for them to go about their daily routine. […]

Myths About Mental Illness

Mental illnesses affect everyone in some way. We all likely know someone who has experienced a mental illness at some point. Yet there are still many hurtful attitudes around mental illnesses that fuel stigma and discrimination and make it harder to reach out for help. It’s time to look at the facts. […]

Make it Your Business

A survey by Desjardins Financial Security showed that money is the main cause of stress outside work. Nearly half of respondents cited money issues as their top […]

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED DO YOU NEED MORE HELP? ABOUT YOUR SUBSTANCE USE Most provincial and territorial SUBSTANCE USE

Many people think of substance use problems only in terms of addiction, a dependence on alcohol or other drugs where someone needs to continually use the substance in order to feel […]