Mental Health Resources

spot-mental-health

Feeling overwhelmed by it all? Lean on this resource hub for mental health and wellness during COVID-19.

It's normal to feel anxious and afraid as we deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This situation is stressful for everyone; people living with mental illness and addictions may be finding it especially difficult to cope. We encourage everyone to access the resources on this site, and to respect how others are adjusting in this time of transition.

General Mental Health and Wellness Resources

  1. COVID-19 Toolkit
  2. Healthy Movement
  3. General Supports

Taking Charge of What You Can: A COVID-19 Toolkit

The pandemic has drastically changed the way we live, work, and connect with each other in a very short period of time. Right now it is normal to be experiencing a whole host of emotions, including anxiety, anger, sadness, and uncertainty. Our minds and our bodies are closely connected, so it is also likely that you are losing sleep and experiencing other physical symptoms, such as muscle tension, aches and pains, headaches, and low energy.

How will this toolkit help? We all need to find a sense of control right now. This toolkit is designed to help you focus on the parts of your life that you can take charge of and stop spending energy on the things you cannot control.

Taking Charge of What You Can: A COVID-19 Toolkit


Resources for Families in Distress

  1. Family Violence
  2. Elder Abuse
  3. Child Abuse
  4. Emergency Shelters

Family violence during COVID-19; help is available

Help is still available even if you are infected or in isolation. If you or someone you know is at risk of family violence, help is available. Call Alberta’s 24-hour Family Violence Info Line at 310-1818 to get anonymous help in over 170 languages. Call 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger. Police and RCMP will respond even if you have COVID-19 or are in self-isolation or quarantine and experiencing symptoms.

Family violence is an abuse of power in a family or other trusting relationship where people rely on each other. When someone experiences family violence, their well-being, security and survival are threatened. Rates of family violence increase during and following natural disasters, public health crises and economic downturns. It is important to know where you can turn if you are experiencing family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.