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A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

Angelika: Living Fully and Sharing Insights About Her Mental Health OnlineAngelika Matson remembers feeling low and unsafe with herself. She lives with treatment-resistant depression and credits a medical procedure, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), for changing her...

Little Things

Little Things

Two care specialists share how donations sometimes mean survival.Some people don’t notice them. Others choose to ignore them. Often, they fall through the cracks. They usually require inpatient care but many are living rough while managing acute mental health issues. ...

Kickstand & Kickstand Connect

Kickstand & Kickstand Connect

Youth for Youth by Kickstand25-year-old Victory (pronouns: they/them) says it’s simple. “No matter what is bothering you, if you are a young person and you are seeking support, you go to Kickstand. You can’t go wrong. Kickstand will direct you when you need to be.”...

Text4Amal: Text4Hope in Arabic

Text4Amal: Text4Hope in Arabic

RBC Foundation funds national rollout of new supportive texting service for the Arabic community.The Mental Health Foundation is proud to collaborate with the Canadian Arab Institute and the RBC Foundation to launch Text4Amal, a free supportive texting program for the...

Text4Hope

Text4Hope

Text4Hope is an evidence-based and outcome-oriented daily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) program helping people identify and adjust negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Text4Hope messages are written by mental health therapists to help users alleviate...

More Good Days

More Good Days

Kickstand and Alberta Blue Cross launch supportive message service for youth in AlbertaMoreGoodDays program provides young people with text-based mental health supportAlberta Blue Cross and the Mental Health Foundation have partnered with Kickstand to launch...

All in for Youth

All in for Youth

RBC Foundation funds national rollout of new supportive texting service for the Arabic community.The Mental Health Foundation has proudly partnered with All In For Youth for the last five years. Our collaboration on the initiative is part of our strategy to support...

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rMTS)

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rMTS)

When someone has been treated for depression, but their symptoms don’t improve, they may have treatment-resistant depression.Taking an antidepressant or going to psychological counseling eases symptoms for many people, but for some, standard treatments may not help at...

Day Hospital Program

Day Hospital Program

Alberta Hospital Edmonton (AHE) brings a community philosophy to an inpatient environment through their innovative Day Hospital program.Clients maintain independent living, with access to psychiatric care in a therapeutic environment on an outpatient basis. The first...

Alberta Hospital Edmonton (AHE)

Alberta Hospital Edmonton (AHE)

AHE is a fully accredited psychiatric hospital operating under the governance of Alberta Health Services.The hospital provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment, consultation, education, and research. In addition, AHE is establishing itself as the trusted expert voice...

Access 24/7

Access 24/7

Adult Intake ServicesImmediate access through a single point of entry to all adult addiction and mental health services in Edmonton 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Patients can walk in or call for: interventions and treatment; support and...

Family Connections Program

Family Connections Program

Featured in the MHF 2017-2018 Annual Report.Kelly and Stu first got connected to ACCESS Open Minds when they saw an article about its launch last April. Their son, Thomas, had been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder 3 months prior. They found the system...