Some schools losing mental health therapists in budget trade offs

Parents are decrying education funding uncertainty that has led to some Edmonton principals eliminating school-based mental health therapists to save money. Parent Taryn McDonald, with her five-year-old son Rhys, said she’s concerned her children’s school will be losing a mental…

Our House Edmonton fundraiser shifts focus to mental health awareness

Mental health and addiction go hand in hand – that’s the inspiration behind Our House Addiction Recovery Centre’s Summer Solstice BBQ for Sobriety. Story continues below “We’re hosting a barbecue, a bake sale, family-friendly lawn games and a whole bunch…

Alberta invests $3M to expand mental health drop-in, counselling programs

Alberta is investing $3 million to expand free courses and drop-in help for those struggling with mental health and addictions. Associate Health Minister Jason Luan says the money will expand Recovery Colleges to five locations across the province. READ MORE:…

Wildfire smoke can harm your lungs, your heart, and maybe even your mental health: research

Wildfire season has sparked to life in Alberta, destroying homes, putting others at risk and forcing evacuation orders throughout the province’s north. The effects of the wildfire won’t just be felt in the province, however. Modelling projects that smoke from…

Shoppers Love. You. Run for Women supports local mental health programs

For the fifth year, runners will take off from Sir Wilfred Laurier Park in support of the Lois Hole Hospital for Women. The Shoppers Love. You. Edmonton Run for Women on Saturday, May 25 supports women’s mental health programs at…

Edmonton walk raises funds for mental health and suicide awareness

It is a walk for a very important cause. The Darkness Into Light five-kilometre walk is being held in Edmonton early Saturday morning for the second straight year, raising money to support mental health and suicide awareness. “It’s a walk…