Mental Health Services Adults

Many of us struggle with mental health issues at some point during our lifetime. This can be especially true for individuals who have the added challenge of trying to manage Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD.

To learn more about Mental Health issues that may co-exist with LDs and ADHD, go to: About LD/ADHD: Mental Health.

Your first step will be to talk to your family doctor and connect with mental health supports in your region.

If you live in the Calgary Region, go to the website; Access Mental Health – Calgary Zone https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/services/Page11443.aspx
Phone: 403-943-1500 or Toll Free: 1-844-943-1500

If you need immediate help, call the Calgary Distress Center
Or, access Eastside Community Mental Health Services

Resources, Public and Community Agencies

Listed are resources and some of the public and community service providers in the Calgary Region (Alberta, Canada) that provide mental health support for adults, youth and families. Hopefully it will start the process to connect you with those who can help.

Disclaimer: The Learning Disabilities & ADHD Network does not support, endorse or recommend any specific method, treatment, product, remedial centre, program, or service provider for people with Learning Disabilities or ADHD. It does, however, endeavour to provide impartial and, to the best of our knowledge, factual information for persons with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD.

Resources

Anxiety Canada
Is a central resource where children/families, youth and adults can learn about anxiety, including how to manage it. Under Find Help, the online directory provides listings for anxiety services and programs across Canada that are free or offer sliding scale pricing.

MyHealth.Alberta.ca
offers advice about Mental Health Problems & Stigma.

Bell Let’s Talk
Bell Let’s Talk promotes awareness and action with a strategy built on 4 key pillars: Fighting the stigma, improving access to care, supporting world-class research and leading by example in workplace mental health. Family, individual & group therapy, Case management, referrals to addiction & MH supports. Limited access to other health consultation services including psychiatry.

eMentalHealth
Their A-Z Mental Health Conditions & topics provide helpful information for the general public.

HelpGuide
is a nonprofit mental health and wellness website. Their mission is to provide empowering, evidence-based information that you can use to help yourself or your loved ones.

Psychologists

Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) 
If you are looking for a psychologist to provide counseling services to help with mental health/emotional issues, go to the PAA website.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) & Partners

Alberta Health Services and their partners provide mental health supports for children, youth, and adults.

Primary Care Networks (PCN)  
If you are looking for a doctor in the Calgary Region, this is a good place to start. Primary Care Networks also provide wrap round services.Each Primary Care Network (PCNs) has network of doctors and other health providers such as nurses, psychologists, social workers, dietitians and pharmacists, working together to provide excellent health care. Each PCN designs programs and services to best meet local needs, which may vary from area to area. They provide free counselling services for children, youth and adults (dependent on region) for concerns such as Learning Disabilities, accessing financial services for disabilities, ADHD, and behaviour management.

Help4Me
Provides information to help young people recognize and understand early signs and symptoms of addiction and mental health problems that they, or someone they know may be facing. Help4me also has important information on addiction and mental health supports and services in Alberta.

Community Agencies

Calgary Counselling Centre
Counsellors can help people of all ages with a variety of concerns.

Foothills Academy Society
Community Services – Psychological Services & Programs: Qualified psychologists provide Individual & Family Counselling to children, adolescents, adults, and families affected by Learning Disabilities and associated disorders, such as ADHD.
https://www.foothillsacademy.org/community-services/psychological-services-programs/counselling

The Alex Community Health Centre
The Alex Youth Health Centre is a safe and supportive place for youth and young adults ages 12-24 to come and get health and social care from a trustworthy and caring team of doctors, nurses and support workers. The Alex Youth Health Centre provides a number of supports and services including: medical care, mental health supports, STI and pregnancy testing, pharmacy services,
LGBTQ2S+ supports, parenting programs, prenatal groups, education.

Woods Homes – Eastside Community Mental Health Services
Walk In Counselling: A therapy session with a registered mental health professional. Assistance with: mental health concerns, life stressors, family stress, relationship issues.

Carya Calgary
-Individual Well-Being and Education: Programs and services help individuals and families overcome challenges in life – whether dealing with frustrating emotions, increasing your self-confidence and self-awareness or increasing your financial resiliency.
Family Support: Carya is here to support you and your family in all of the ever-changing phases of parenthood, through counseling, programs, and support groups. If you need support, call our intake line at 403-205-5244.