Alberta Crisis Resources

Click for Crisis Line

Distress Centre Crisis Line

Click for Chatline  –  Calgary, AB, Canada, service offering an IM chat service for adults, Connecteen peer support IM chat for youth, and a 24/7 phone hotline at (403) 266-HELP. For Calgary residents only.“We’re making it easier to talk to someone and best of all, it’s confidential!”  Hours: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm MST daily

Alcoholics Anonymous Website –If you are concerned with a drinking problem, wish to learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous or want to find A.A. near you, we can help.

Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada  Website

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Website for everyone 16 or older—regardless of prior experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community.

Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention Website We are the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, its Executive and Board, its members, friends, and supporters. We are Canadians who want to reduce suicide and its impact in Canada. We want to end the silence. We want to ease the suffering, to heal our communities and our neighbours, as we have healed ourselves. We are survivors of loss. Among us, we have lost children, parents, family member, neighbours, friends, patients. We want to end the silence and prevent others from experiencing such loss.

The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation (CCISF)  Website is recognized charitable organization, assisting emergency personnel and communities involved in or exposed to critical incidents. With the revitalization of the CCISF, we have become one of the largest supporters of Emergency Services across Canada.

As a  national organization,  the purpose of the CCISF is to provide a national network of teams, trainers and resources that enable and enhance  crisis response. The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation further recognizes the need not only to support our active duty emergency personnel but to also support and never forget the families and children of those members that have died in the Line of Duty or by Suicide

Canadian Health Recovery Centre  Website – Our program challenges all the old assumptions about alcoholism and drug addiction.  Despite treatment, many people continue to live broken lives plagued by cravings, anxiety, depression, relapses and suicide. The statistics are alarming and disheartening:

  • 80 percent of treated alcoholics relapse after one year.
  • Nearly 25 percent of deaths among those treated for chemical dependency are due to suicide.
  • Each year, there are more addiction-related deaths than vehicle-related deaths.

Based on these statistics and we have made it our mission to build a treatment model that has a much higher success rate.

TOLL FREE INFO LINE: 1-844-539-2225   Calls Answered By An Addiction Specialist

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Website – Learn how to take care of your mental health. Get the facts about mental illness. Find help for yourself or others.

Anxiety from the Canadian Mental Health Association Website

Depression from the Canadian Mental Health Association Website

Suicide from the Canadian Mental Health Association Website

Canadian Psychological Association  Website– People often access psychologists through local clinics and hospitals, upon referral from their family physicians, or upon the recommendation of friends, family members, religious leaders and teachers. Provincial and territorial associations of psychologists also often maintain referral services and can direct you to psychologists in your jurisdiction who work with problems such as yours. CPA maintains a listing of all the Provincial and Territorial Associations of Psychology.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)   Website  is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

CAMH Main switchboard (416) 535-8501 or 1(800) 463-2338 toll free
ACCESS CAMH (416) 535-8501 press 2  for information about accessing CAMH services. Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Addiction from the Canadian Association of Mental Health Website

Alcohol Abuse from the Canadian Association of Mental Health Website

Anxiety Disorders from the Canadian Association of Mental Health  Website

Depression from the Canadian Association of Mental Health Website

Suicide from the Canadian Association of Mental Health  Website

Centre for Suicide Prevention Website is a branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, CSP is an education centre with the largest English language library dedicated to the collection and dissemination of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention resources.

ConnecTeen – Canadian youth peer support with IM chat, email, phone, hotline, and text. Text to 587-333-2724. 5 – 10 pm MST  “We can connect you directly with a peer who understands your unique perspective and can help talk through your problems.”

CONNECT for Mental Health Website  is a not-for-profit peer support organization run by and for individuals who have been affected by mental illness. Together we provide support, education, and outreach to create a brighter legacy for mental health Website – an organization that provides answers to the questions that people have about addiction and substance abuse.  Our website provides individuals with information to help them to overcome their illnesses, put addiction into the past, and to reclaim their lives.

eMentalHealth Website where you can find local resources, services, support and help for different mental health issues in your community.

e Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is a catalyst for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health issues. Through its unique mandate from Health Canada, the MHCC brings together leaders and organizations from across the country to accelerate these changes. – See more at MentalHealthCommision

Legacy Place Society - Legacy Place Society is the CONFIDENTIAL home away from home that supports First Responders and Military Personnel individually or as a family in providing accommodations during times of family crisis within marriages or for medical attention (Counselling, cancer, occupational stress injury, post traumatic stress, surgery, etc).