May 6, 2019
LETHBRIDGE – Alberta Health Services (AHS) invites Albertans to boost their mental health by taking part in activities marking Mental Health Week, which runs today until May 12.
‘Connections’ is the theme for this year’s Mental Health Week in the AHS South Zone. Making a connection with others, even in very simple ways, can build personal resiliency and also help communities to thrive.
AHS invites Albertans to participate in Mental Health Week events in their community. In the South Zone, these events include:
All events are free and, unless stated, no registration is required.
While mental illness affects one in five Canadians, mental health touches everyone. If you are struggling – whether it's day-to-day stresses, a loss of a loved one, home or job, or family crisis – know you are not alone. There are supports in place to help you cope. Help can come in many forms and some may need more support than others. For more information on mental health and/or addiction services near you, call Health Link at 811 or visit www.ahs.ca/amh.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
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