MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY

ARTICLES & BLOGS

Anxiety & OCD

Addictions

Caregivers

Children, Youth and Special Needs

Depression

General Mental Health

Grief & Loss

Suicide Prevention

BOOKS & BIBLE STUDIES

Right Now Media 

RightNow Media has a section on Mental Health! If you don’t have a membership, click here for your free membership. Once you are on the RightNow Media site, click on “Browse” in the top left, scroll down to “Topical Libraries” and then click on “Mental Health & Recovery.”

Focus on the Family Canada Store  Life’s Challenges

CRISIS HELP LINES

Crisis Help Lines (24/7 Support):

  • Emergency Services: 911
  • Health Link 811
  • 211 Alberta – Helpline and online database of Alberta’s community and social services.
  • 49th Street Youth Shelter Text Crisis Line: 403-358-1517
  • Addiction Helpline: 1-866-332-2322
  • AHS Mental Health Helpline: 1-877-303-2642
  • Bullying Helpline: 1-888-456-2323
  • Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter Help Line: 1-888-346-5643
  • Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-387-5437
  • Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741
  • Distress Line for 403 Area Code: 1-800-SUICIDE
  • Family Violence Red Deer: 310-1818
  • First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310
  • Indian Residential School Survivors and Family: 1-866-925-4419
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
  • Police & Crisis Team (PACT): 403-406-2505
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line Red Deer: 403-356-1099/1-866-956-1099
  • Seniors Info Line: 1-800-642-3853

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUPS

LSC GRACE GROUPS – Click here for Mental Health Support Groups

  • Living Grace (for Adults)
  • Redefine Grace (for High School Age)
  • Family Grace (for supporting loved ones)

ONLINE RESOURCES

BounceBack

“Feeling low, stressed, or anxious? BounceBack® is a free program from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Working with workbooks and a trained coach to guide you and encourage you to reflect, BounceBack® can help you build skills to improve your mental health.”


Faithful Counseling

Professional mental health counseling from a Biblical perspective. Faithful Counseling is designed as a solution for people seeking traditional mental health counseling who would prefer hearing from the perspective of a Christian. If you are seeking a mental health professional who is a practicing Christian, Faithful Counseling may be a great option for you.


Focus on the Family

“We know that life can be overwhelming and it can sometimes be difficult to know how to navigate the trials we face. But we want you to know you’re not alone!” If you or a loved one are facing difficulties click here for a number of ways Focus on the Family Canada is here to support you. 


Mental Health Online (Australia)

Mental Health Online provides comprehensive and effective online services and programs free of charge. FREE self-assessment, guided online treatment and access to eTherapists. Various 12-week programs are available.


MoodGym (Australia)

Moodgym is an interactive self-help book that helps you learn and practice skills which can help prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.


Recovery College – Canadian Mental Health Association, Central Alberta

Recovery Colleges offer a range and variety of recovery-focused courses designed for individuals, families, the workplace, and cultural and spiritual communities. All Recovery College courses are co-developed and co-facilitated with the community and peers (individuals with “lived experience” who are role models to their peers and embody hope and recovery) exploring community strengths, as personal expertise is embedded with professional expertise.

Recovery Colleges in Alberta provide early access to mental health supports through a range of courses that help develop resiliency, wellness, connection, belonging and hope.”


Togetherall

Get support. Take control. Feel better. An online peer-to-peer support community for your mental health. Commissioned by over 250 organizations globally, we’re an online service providing access to millions with anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues.”

  • An anonymous community where members can support each other
  • Access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Self-assessments & recommended resources
  • Creative tools to help express how you’re feeling
  • Wide range of self-guided courses to do at your own pace

WalkAlong.ca

This site provides mental health support for youth in Canada and was developed by Dr. Fiona Choi and her research team. Dr. Fiona Choi serves as a strategic advisor to Sanctuary Mental Health.


Wellness Together Canada

Wellness Together Canada is a platform for Canadians to access free mental health and substance use support, with funding from the Government of Canada. Wellness Together Canada is a collaborative project. Our mission is to provide high-quality resources for all Canadians—which is why we are supported by a wide network of organizations with decades of specialized experience in wellness. From substance use support for older adults to grief and loss counselling for youth, our partners are prepared to help—whatever the need. Wellness Together Canada is designed to be used on-demand: you get to choose what you need when you need it. Our services range from basic wellness information to one-on-one sessions with a counsellor to participating in a community of support. Whatever it is you’re looking for, we’re here to point you towards the best resources out there.