Mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in thinking, emotion or behaviour (or a combination of these). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work or family activities.
Mental illness does not discriminate; it can affect anyone regardless of your age, gender, income, social status, race/ethnicity, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, background or other aspect of cultural identity.
The following resources can help individuals learn to recognize and minimize stress, as well as provide links to services relating to mental health and addictions:
Cochrane Addiction and Mental Health Clinic
• Mental Health counselling for individuals, couples and families.
• Provides programs and services for people experiencing mental health issues. Offers short-term Mental Health Counselling (1 to 10 sessions) which can include assessing, treating and follow up, providing information and referring people to other mental wellness services.
60 Grande Boulevard
Access Mental Health: 403-943-1500
Administrative line: 403-851-6100
• Provides access to approved and appropriate mental health services close to, or in the community, of First Nations.
P.O. Box 8, Morley, Alberta
Mental Health Helpline
• Provides confidential, anonymous services associated with crisis intervention, information and referrals.
Ph: 1-877-303-2642 (24-hour helpline)
Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
• CIWA provides services to meet the diverse needs of immigrant and refugee women and their families.
• All services are free of charge and provide access to childcare support.
• Offers culturally-sensitive family conflict counselling, parenting programs, in-home support, and employment services.
200, 138 4 Avenue SE, Calgary
Eastside Community Mental Health Services
• Provides no-charge, walk-in, single-session counselling to individuals, couples and families.
• No appointment is necessary.
• Offers free legal advice in collaboration with Calgary Legal Guidance.
255, 495 36 St. N.E., Northgate Mall, Calgary
AHS Indigenous Mental Health
Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre
• Therapy, clinical liaison services, outreach services and education.
• Supports Aboriginal people seeking help with mental health concerns.
• Intake and initial assessments for new appointments by telephone with a R.N.
Seventh floor, 1213 – 4th Street S.W.
• Multi-service, non-profit children’s mental health care.
• Provides more than 40 programs and services including mental health programs, therapeutic services, crisis counselling, in-home support, mentorship program, etc.
Ph: 1-800-563-6106 (24 hour crisis line)
General Inquiries: 403-270-4102