Help in Tough Times

We’re here to help

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 COVID-19.

Support is available from AHS Addiction and Mental Health.

Resources and services, such as Text4Hope and Togetherall to help you or someone you know including free virtual stress management workshops or AHS’ new online Wellness Exchange.

Get Help Now

  • Emergency – 911

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.

MoreGoodDays – Free daily text messaging services for youth delivering inspiration and advice straight to your phone via text message. Whether you’re feeling high or low on any given day, these simple messages can shift your perspective and give you something positive to build on. Brought to Albertans by Kickstand and Alberta Blue Cross in coordination with Alberta based health foundations

  • To subscribe text MoreGoodDays 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 Screening

  • COVID-19 Self-Assessment (AHS) Use the following online screening tool to help determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19

Programs & Services

Health Information

Community Access to Support & Resources

211 Alberta Call, text or live chat help for community Information, resources and supports


Emergencies & Disasters

Employment Loss


Mental Health, Behavioural Addiction  & Substance Use

Addiction Community Online Meetings

Mental Health Online Sessions



Coping After Loss – Suicide

Addiction & Mental Health - Info for Health Professionals