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COVID-19 Resources

27 March 2020

HERE TO HELP IN TOUGH TIMES – IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Please find below the list of Resources to help.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224

Important Phone Numbers

•Addiction Helpline – 1-866-332-2322

•Family Violence – Find Supports – 310-1818

•Income Supports – 1-866-644-5135

•Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868

•Mental Health Helpline – 1-877-303-2642

•MyHealth.Alberta.ca: List of Important Numbers

•Toll Free Crisis Line / Distress Centres
  ?780 area code: 1-800-482-4357

  ?403 area code: 1-800-784-2433


TEXT FOR HOPE

Feeling stress, anxiety and depression due to the COVID-19 crisis? We can help.


The Mental Health Foundation, in partnership with Calgary Health Trust, the University Hospital Foundation, the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, Alberta Cancer Foundation and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, is supporting a new Alberta Health Services program Text4Hope – a free service providing three months of daily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)–based text messages written by mental health therapists.


An Alberta-based innovation, Text4Hope is an evidence-based tool that helps people identify and adjust the negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours a pandemic might be expected to provoke.

Through a set of daily messages, people receive advice and encouragement helpful in developing healthy personal coping skills and resiliency.

Community members simply subscribe to receive ongoing supportive content. There is no cost.


Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe.


The program provides one-way communication and does not replace other mental health therapies and supports. It is a helpful option for people in self-isolation who can’t access face-to-face services, as well as those in remote locations.