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Focus on the Family Canada Store – Life’s Challenges

  • Be Held  Daily Inspiration when Facing Depression – Sue Nickel
  • Finding Jesus in the Storm: The Spiritual Lives of Christians with Mental Health Challenges – John Swinton
  • Finding Rest  A Survivor’s Guide to Navigating the Valleys of Anxiety, Faith, and Life – Jonathan M. Seidl
  • Finding Rest Guiding WorkbookDiscover new stories, fresh insights and thoughtful questions to help you (or your loved-one) navigate anxiety, OCD and depression – Jonathan M. Seidl
  • Grace for the Children: Finding Hope in the Midst of Child and Adolescent Mental Illness – Matthew S Stanford, PhD
  • I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help!  How to Help Someone Accept Treatment – Xavier Amador, PhD
  • I Love Jesus, But I Want to Die  Finding Hope in the Darkness of Depression – Sarah J. Robinson
  • In the Middle of the Mess: Strength for this Beautiful, Broken Life – Sheila Walsh
  • Lost Connections – Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope – Johann Hari
  • Reset  Burnout, Breakdown and Suffering that leads to Hope, Healing, Redemption and Breakthrough (E-Book)  – Brett Ullman
  • The Beautiful Strokes of God  Mental Illness, Healing and the Church – Allan & Bonnie Gallant
  • The End of Anxiety  The Biblical Prescription for Overcoming Fear, Worry & Panic – Josh Weidmann
  • Troubled Minds  Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission – Amy Simpson


Not sure who to talk to? Call 211 first.

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
  • Canadian Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419
  • Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter Help Line: 1-888-346-5643
  • Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-387-5437
  • CMHA Distress Line, Rural Areas: 1-800-232-7288
  • ConnecTeen 24-hr support line: 403-264-TEEN (8336)
  • Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566
  • Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741
  • Distress Line for 403 Area Code: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
  • Family Violence Red Deer: 310-1818
  • First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  • 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


Local Resources – click the links below for more information:



Started in 2022, EQUIPPED offers mental health training and tools for young adults. It provides an online platform for learning through modules and workbooks. As of 2022, there are two courses available. EQUIPPED builds on the basic concepts taught in YouthSMART, but expands knowledge for a slightly older audience of emerging adults – ages 16 to 24.


“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.”


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


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.