Mental Health Resources

Immediate Resources

  • Emergency – 911
  • Alberta mental health helpline – 1-877-303-2642
  • Alberta helpline (Phone, text, chat 24/7) – 211
  • Health link – 811
  • CMHA crisis line (24/7) – 1-800-232-7288
  • CMHA crisis line (24/7) – 780-482-HELP (4357)
  • Emergency income support – 1-866-644-5135

On campus supports

PDF Resources created by Anxiety Canada

Anxiety Canada has created 60+ “How To” guides for self-help and for aiding parents, caregivers and educators with innumerable mental disorders. Some topics include but are not limited to GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorders), OBC (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), fear exposure, phobias, and Panic Disorder.

Veterans and Mental Health

Veterans Guide has created a helpful guide on mental health conditions that veterans may face after their service. Click on the link above to learn more about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depressive disorder, and other common conditions. The guide also provides information on therapies used to treat mental health disorders.

Mental Well-Being Audio Guides

These five to ten-minute audio guides can help you boost your mood or work through your feelings. They consist of a doctor explaining how you can cope with depression, anxiety, sleep problems, low confidence and unhelpful thinking.

Mindshift CBT app

This app was created by Anxiety Canada to help you practice mindfulness, develop effective thinking strategies and how to gain control over your anxiety. This app uses scientifically proven Cognitive Behavioural Therapy strategies to overcome perfectionism, social anxiety, worry, panic and phobias. The app features coping cards, healthy habits, a community forum, a thought journal, a chill zone, goal setting and much more.

Mental Health Podcasts

Podcasts are a great way to overcome mental health struggles as they can be listed to at any point in the day. Not only do they help you, but the lessons learned from podcasts can also be used to support others who are also struggling mentally. Some podcast recommendations include:

Happy Place Podcast: Fearn Cotton asks guests including Stephen Fry, Dr. Jane Goodall, Jamie Oliver, and Hozier what happiness means to them as they reveal mental health problems they have faced.

#OurAnxietyStories – The Anxiety Canada Podcast: Host John Bateman talk with people from all over Canada about their experiences with anxiety and the lessons it taught.

Feel Better. Live More: GP Dr. Chatterjee talks with health experts on life hacks, expert advice and debunking common health myths to help you live a better life.

The Hilarious World of Depression: Host John Moe converses with comedians who have experienced depression. They have perceptive talks with a few laughs thrown in.

Not Another Anxiety Show: Host Kelli Walker is a registered nurse and certified health and wellness coach who helps you better understand your anxiety and offers practical tips and guidance to manage anxiety.

The Mighty

“The Mighty” is a resource to connect with 700+ online health communities. They offer live-moderated cats, stories, advice and articles made by people like you and curated by their editors. They offer resources for numerous mental disorders and physical disabilities that impact your mental well-being, including Bipolar Disorder, chronic pain, suicide and fibromyalgia.

Insomnia coach app

Created by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, this app helps all individuals manage insomnia by using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy strategies. Features of the app include weekly training plans, a sleep diary, a sleep coach, tips to improve sleep, and more!