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:
• 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 Family Centre
• 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
Adult Aboriginal Mental Health Team
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