WE ARE PROUD TO BE PARTNERS WITH MOMENTUM WALK-IN COUNSELLING & THE CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH STATISTICS
Canadians will personally experience a mental illness this year
By age 40, about 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness. Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague.
Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among canadian ages 15-24
and 16% among 25-44 year olds. Surpassed only by injuries, Mental disorders in youth are ranked as the second highest hospital care expenditure in Canada.
leading cause of death for canadians ages 15-24
second only to accidents. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women from adolescence to middle age.
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Are you in crisis? Call the nearest distress centre.
If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency department.
Help is just a phone call away...
- A Personal Touch
Real People answer 211 calls. Callers can explain their situation in their own words and get the help they need on their own terms.
- Available Around The Clock
211 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and has access to tele-interpreters so you can speak to someone in your own language.
- Free & Confidential
211 staff are non-judgemental and provide confidential access to community program and service information. 211 is accessible at no cost to the callers.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Have you experienced abuse? Are you contemplating suicide? Now is the time to talk about it. If you or someone you know is in crisis, you can call the Distress Line at any hour of the day and we’ll talk through it together.
Call 780-482-HELP (4357). If you’re outside of the greater Edmonton region, call our Rural Distress Line at 1-800-232-7288.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.
Call 780-466-7212 for more information
Momentum is a mental health triage centre, helping individuals who cannot pay for or wait for aid through the traditional health care system. We are a non profit, walk-in agency providing support and guidance to people in need of counselling services. Momentum is staffed by a team of volunteer, Registered Health Professionals who collaborate to provide clients Single Session Therapy solutions.
Call 780-757-0900 for more information