Online Mental Health & Addiction Resources
Uncertainty can be Emotionally Overwhelming
Caring for yourself and others in uncertain times can be challenging. It is normal to feel anxious and worried, and not know what to do.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, taking a moment to acknowledge you are having a normal reaction to an abnormal situation can be a helpful first step.
When we face stress, our wellness practices and healthy habits may give way to other priorities or concerns. Maintaining our wellness physically, mentally and spiritually during times of stress is one of the most important things we can do both for ourselves and those around us. Consider the resources below to help you maintain your wellness.
Sign up for free daily texts through the Text4Hope program to help you identify and adjust negative thoughts and feelings during a pandemic.
- Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe.
- Text OPEN2CHANGE to 393939 if you are struggling with substances.
- Text CancerCare to 393939 to subscribe to the cancer program.
Consult useful online resources
- Alberta Health Services Mental Health Resources
Resources to help you or someone you know impacted by financial pressures, unexpected difficulties, unemployment or stressful situations.
- What to do if You’re Anxious or Worried About COVID-19
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the COVID-19
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Psychological Coping during a Pandemic
Psychologists’ Association of Alberta
Explaining Mental Health to Children
The City of St. Albert, in partnership with Alberta Health Services, has developed a pair of books that can help introduce and contextualize the concept of mental health and its importance for well-being to children.
Addiction Community Online Meetings
- Alcoholics Anonymous / AA
- Narcotics Anonymous / NA
- SMART Recovery
- Cocaine Anonymous / CA
- Gamblers Anonymous / GA
Last edited: November 1, 2021