Mental Health Resources
A recent survey from the Government of Alberta states that 74% of Albertans feel their mental health has been impacted by COVID-19. Additionally, 34% feel depressed or helpless at least some days every week.
Many people are feeling anxious, stressed, nervous, or lonely. Almost half of the population worried about the future. The mental health impact of this crisis is real, and we understand that. Help and supports are available, no matter where you live.
Mental Health Resources Available
Community and Social Services Help Line (211)
211 is a helpline and online database of Alberta's community and social services. 211 is answered and updated by highly-trained specialists. You can reach out to 211 by phone, by dialing 2-1-1; by text by texting INFO to 211; or by chat by visiting www.ab.211.ca and clicking “live chat.”
Mental Health Help Line
Provides toll-free, 24 / 7 telephone service, which offers help for mental health concerns for Albertans. Call 1-877-303-2642.
Wellness Together Canada
On April 15th, 2020, the federal government launched a program called Wellness Together Canada to provide mental health and substance use support to all Canadians suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus crisis. Visit www.wellnesstogether.ca or call 1-866-585-0445
Telephone advice and service referral for adults and youth requiring addiction services. Call 1-866-332-2322.
Crisis Text Line
A free, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis. The service is currently available in Canada via SMS at 686868.
Kids Help Phone
You can reach a Kids Help Phone counsellor 24/7 at 1-800-668-6868.
Family Violence Info Line
Get support from anonymous, trained staff either by calling or chatting online. Call 310-1818, 24/7 and speak in over 170 languages. Chat online (English only) at www.alberta.ca/SafetyChat from 8am-8pm daily.
A free online resource available for anyone struggling with their mental health during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Register with your Alberta Health Card and speak with a doctor via video chat. Visit www.owlpod.ca