Mental health support
Help in Tough Times provides complete information from Alberta Health Services.
If you need to talk, call the 24-hour help line:
- Mental Health Help Line at 1.877.303.2642
- Addiction Help Line at 1.866.332.2322
- Kids Help Phone at 1.800.668.6868
In the Calgary Health Zone you can also call:
- The Distress Center at 403.266.4357
- Provincial Abuse Line: 1.855.443.5722
- Hope for Wellness Line (Indigenous) 1.855.242.3310
Airdrie Mental Health Resources
- Urgent mental health care is available at Airdrie Urgent Care Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See also Alberta Health Services - Addiction and Mental Health on the Community Resources page for more information on crisis phone numbers and services.
- Individual counselling is available via zoom, telephone or in-person to help people address and manage their emotional, psychological, mental health and/or addiction concerns.
- Individuals from children to seniors can receive a referral to appropriate services and/or initial consultation with clinicians to discuss options.
- For information and resources specific to addiction and mental health, please contact Access Mental Health at 403.943.1500.
- Mental health professionals (for more information on counselling services, visit HelpSeeker)
- Your family physician
Support in many languages
There are many supports available in Airdrie to help out our residents in times of need. The City has partnered with HelpSeeker, an online resource for residents to access social and health related service information during COVID-19.
HelpSeeker is a free location-based services network that will allow residents to find the closest, most relevant service for their needs with complete privacy. Organizations listed on HelpSeeker in Airdrie include counselling, addictions, abuse and domestic violence support.
HelpSeeker is available in the following languages:
- Persian (Farsi)
Caring for a loved one
Are you concerned about the well-being of a loved one? Here are some changes in behaviour that may indicate someone may need additional help and support.
- Change in presentation (went from being outgoing to depressed or angry)
- Change in sleep patterns
- Are they isolating more now?
- Loss of interest in activities
- Increase in drugs and/or alcohol use
- Sense of hopelessness
HelpGuide.org is also an excellent resource on mental health and wellness in additional to reaching out to the number listed at the top of this page.