Here are some of the resources available if you, or a loved one, are experiencing undue stress:
Alberta Mental Health Help Line 1-877-303-2642
This toll-free helpline provides confidential advice and information on mental health services 24 hours a day.
Community Mental Health Clinics
These clinics provide voluntary clinical community-based mental health services to individuals of all ages who reside in the province of Alberta. Treatment services from the various programs are provided free of charge. For more information, call the confidential helpline at 1-877-303-2642. Another option is to call Alberta Health Link’s 811 Service to be assessed and to obtain a referral.
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Canadian Mental Health Association
In addition to branches in Calgary and Edmonton, the association has offices in Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Camrose, Medicine Hat, and Red Deer. For contact info, go to www.cmha.ca and click on the Find Your Local CMHA tab at the top of the page.
Some Other Solution (SOS), a counselling service covering northeast Alberta, can be reached toll free, 24 hours a day at 1-800-565-3801.
The Support Network covers northwest Alberta and provides a 24-hour suicide prevention and distress line at 1-800-232-7288. Those in the greater Edmonton Area can call 780-482-HELP (4357).
PACE Crisis line (Providing Assistance, Counselling and Education) serves the Peace region with a 24-hour crisis line at 780-539-6666.