Men­tal health and well­ness re­sources ready for the hol­i­days

Prairie Post (West Edition) - - Southern Alberta -

The hol­i­day sea­son can be a joy­ful time, but it can also bring chal­lenges that lead to stress and anx­i­ety. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help. Al­berta Health Ser­vices pro­vides a wide range of men­tal health and well­ness sup­ports through­out the year, in­clud­ing over the hol­i­day sea­son. Th­ese sup­ports in­clude: Ad­dic­tion Ser­vices Helpline – This ser­vice pro­vides help for prob­lems with gam­bling, al­co­hol, to­bacco and other drugs. Avail­able 24/7 by call­ing 866-332-2322. Ad­dic­tion and men­tal health walk-in coun­selling ser­vices – This ser­vice pro­vides in­for­ma­tion, pre­ven­tion and treat­ment for al­co­hol, to­bacco, drugs, men­tal health and gam­bling, as well as re­fer­rals to in­pa­tient treat­ment ser­vices if needed. In Leth­bridge, walk-in ser­vices are lo­cated at 103, 200 5 Ave. S. Call 403-381-5260 for info.

Cana­dian Men­tal Health As­so­ci­a­tion Dis­tress Line – It pro­vides sup­port for in­di­vid­u­als ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a cri­sis. The ser­vice is avail­able 24/7 by call­ing 888-787-2880.

Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Info Line – This ser­vice pro­vides sup­port and of­fers in­for­ma­tion about fam­ily vi­o­lence pro­grams, re­sources and ser­vices. The ser­vice is avail­able 24/7 by call­ing 403-310-1818.

Health Link - Pro­vides health info and ad­vice from regis­tered nurses. Ca Health Link 24/7 by call­ing 811.

Kids Help Phone – This ser­vice is free, anony­mous and con­fi­den­tial and pro­vides tele­phone and web coun­selling for youth in Canada. The ser­vice is avail­able 24/7 by call­ing 800-668-6868. Men­tal Health Helpline – This ser­vice pro­vides cri­sis in­ter­ven­tion, info about men­tal health pro­grams and ser­vices, and re­fer­rals to other agen­cies if needed. The ser­vice is avail­able 24/7 by call­ing 877-303-2642. Al­berta Health Ser­vices is the provin­cial health

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