At some point in our lives we all have stressful times. We can be impacted by such things as financial pressures, unexpected difficulties, unemployment, or stressful situations such as the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Support is available from Alberta Health Service Addiction and Mental Health, although how the services are provided may have changed.
Alberta Health Services has resources and services, such as Text4Hope and Togetherall, available to help you or someone you know. Remember, if you are struggling you are not alone. There are supports in place to help you.
Free Virtual Stress Management Workshops
- Part 1 – Nov 25, Jan. 26, Feb. 10 & March 9
- NEW Part 2 – Dec. 2, Feb. 24, and March 30
- see Public Service Announcement for more information
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Important Phone/Text Numbers
COVID-19 Online Resources
Text4Hope - Free daily text messaging services, evidence-based tool that helps people identify and adjust the negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours a pandemic might be expected to provoke
- To subscribe text COVID19HOPE to 393939.
Healthy Together - A guide to family and home life during COVID-19
Mental Wellness Moment with Dr. Nicholas Mitchell - Videos on topics including how to deal with stress and talking to kids about COVID-19
Virtual Mental Health Supports – Learn more about virtual mental health support, including Togetherall a free, online network that offers anonymous, peer-to-peer mental health services 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- COVID-19 Self-Assessment (AHS) Use the following online screening tool to help determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19
AHS Addiction & Mental Health: Program & Service information
Community Access to Support & Resources
211 Alberta Call, text or live chat help for community Information, resources and supports
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Addiction Community Online Meetings
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