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Mental Health

Mental health is not only the avoidance of serious mental illness. Your mental health is affected by numerous factors from your daily life, including the stress of balancing work with your health and relationships.

In this section, you will find resources to help you stay mentally fit and healthy.


Bipolar Disorder: Where's the Balance?

If you have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, this booklet is for you. Bipolar Disorder: Where’s the Balance? contains information about your condition and practical suggestions for dealing with it. Your family, friends and others close to you will also find this 40 page booklet useful. Learn to live with, rather than suffering from, bipolar disorder requires major life changes. Making these adjustments may not be easy, but you can succeed by learning more about your condition and developing new attitudes and skills.

Depression: What is It? What to Do?

Depression: What is It? What to Do? is for those that have been diagnosed with depression. It contains information about your condition as well as practical suggestions for dealing with it. Your family, friends and any one else who may be affected by your depression will also find the booklet useful. Learn to deal with depression, rather than suffering from it, requires major attitude and life changes. Although making these adjustments may not be easy, you can succeed by developing new attitudes and skills, and learning more about your condition.

Mental Health Act: A Guide for Mental Health Service Users and Caregivers

Understand your rights within the Mental Health Act of Alberta.

Mental Illness in Canada

Statistics on the prevalence of mental disorders and related suicides in Canada.

Political Asylums

Former CMHA Executive Director Ron LaJeunesse presents a candid and provocative look at Alberta’s one hundred year old mental health system.

Tearing Away The Myths of Mental Illness

The video Tearing Away The Myths of Mental Illness has been developed to provide tools and information on mental illness to individuals working with adolescents. It is hoped that this video will assist adolescents to develop an awareness, provide information on resources and increase skills to cope with mental illness.