Albertans are struggling. They struggle not only with their finances but with their mental health during the current pandemic. Recently statistics were released informing the public that there were 301 opioid related deaths in the second quarter of 2020, a death toll that is almost double what it was during the same period of 2019. […]
The Government of Alberta says it is spending more than $53 million for more online, phone and in-person mental health and addiction recovery support, a move it says will make it easier to access services during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. […]
The province says it is investing $200 million into a new mental health centre for youth to provide Edmonton and Northern Alberta children and teens with timely mental health and substance-use treatment. The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation is adding $26 million to the projct and will receive the naming rights for the centre for their contribution.
Primary Care Network St. Albert & Sturgeon is partnering with Morinville’s Family and Community Support Services Department to deliver two Lunch & Learn Workshops on mental health over the next month. Earlier this year the partnership provided a session on anxiety. The next two are about stress on Feb. 20 and understanding depression on Mar. 11. Both sessions are no cost events and take place at the cultural centre from 10:30 a.m. until noon.
With school back in session, parents and teachers are preparing children to learn but also to stay safe, most commonly from physical injuries and illnesses. However, a safety topic that too often goes overlooked is mental health. […]
The world got pretty dark for Morinville resident Wesley Jones, so dark in fact that he attempted to take his own life two summers ago. But sitting across from him in a local coffee shop to talk about the experience and the road of life since, one can hardly imagine it. Jones sits upright, bright and positive about his direction and his mission. That mission is to find people the support that was not there when he needed it most. […]
Federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Health have agreed to a Common Statement of Principles (CSP) on Shared Health Priorities. The Principles will focuses on improving Canadians’ access to mental health and addiction services, as well as to home and community care. […]
Creating new addiction treatment beds is among several immediate actions the province is taking in response to the Valuing Mental Health report, which is now available on the Alberta Health website. […]
Seniors and their families will have access to current mental health information and frontline health professionals who can help following the launch of the Government of Canada’s Seniors’ Mental Health Initiative. the project is a partnership between the government, Shoppers Drug Mart and the Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH). […]
Alberta Auditor General Merwan Saher’s report issued Monday found that Alberta Health “failed to properly execute” a five-year strategy on mental health and addictions, announced by the PC government in 2011.