CMHA Alberta Division’s regional branches assume responsibility for direct services to the public in communities across Alberta. Programs are varied and diverse and reflect local needs and priorities. To view the services offered by each region, find the branch nearest you.
For a list of CMHA services across Alberta, download the CMHA Alberta Service Matrix 2011.
- The Alberta Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health – The voice of the mental illness and mental health community in Alberta.
- The Chimo Project – Clinical studies and anecdotal information have indicated that interaction with a dog, cat or other animal can reduce blood pressure, release endorphins, and generally contribute to improved human longevity. The Chimo Project will now demonstrate that properly selected animals can help therapists to improve the lives of our most vulnerable citizens – those suffering from mental illness.
- Medicine Hat Mood Disorders Association - An open group that welcomes anyone with a mental illness who will benefit from our caring and sharing meeting format.
- Health in Action – Online access to health promotion and injury prevention in Alberta.
- The Centre for Suicide Prevention – A dynamic non-profit education centre with three main branches. The Suicide Information and Education Collection (SIEC) is a special library and resource centre providing information on suicide and suicidal behaviour. The Suicide Prevention Training Programs (SPTP) branch provides caregiver training in suicide intervention, awareness, bereavement, crisis management and related topics. Suicide Prevention Research Projects (SPRP) advocates for, and supports research on suicide and suicidal behaviour.
- Alberta Health Services - Delivers health care programs and services to Albertans.
- The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) – A non-profit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders. In addition to 1,200 state and local affiliates in the United States, NAMI has affiliates in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, and American Samoa, and has helped start sister organizations in Australia, Japan, and the Ukraine.
- The Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction – A new Alberta initiative dedicated to helping reduce stigma related to mental illness and addiction, furthering public knowledge of the topic, shining a light on the positive work taking place across the province, and giving hope and comfort to those affected by letting them know that they are not alone.
- Alberta Mental Health Patient Advocate Office - The Advocate’s office serves as an independent investigative body and as a resource for the mental health community.
For additional information and resources, visit CMHA National.