Mental health resources

Find community and online mental health resources, or browse issues by topic.

Community resources

Please note that while we believe these resources are reputable and of potential value to the campus community, ACAD does not officially endorse the following links or accept responsibility or liability for information noted within these external links.

For students who would prefer off-campus counselling support, there are several options of agencies that provide affordable services and/or referral information:

The Distress Centre or 403.266.4357 (HELP). The Distress Centre has 24-hour support, and their motto is “no problem is too small to call.”

The Calgary Counselling Centre offers counselling to couples, individuals, youth, and families, with services offered on a sliding scale based on income.

Carya offers counselling and workshops, with services offered on a sliding scale based on income.

The Eastside Family Walk-in Centre offers immediate, no fee counselling.

Access Mental Health is a provincial organization that can help you navigate the addictions and mental health systems.

Online resources

The Canadian Mental Health Association is a nation-wide, voluntary organization promoting mental health for all through advocacy, education, research and service.

Helpguide is one of the world’s largest and most highly regarded mental health websites for unbiased, reliable information on a variety of subjects.

Mental Health Guide for College Students is designed to help you identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for college students. This guide will guide you on where and when to seek help as well. 

Issues by topic

Indigenous Student Support

Chinook Lodge


Alberta Scholarships

Calgary Aboriginal Services Guide

Aboriginal Futures       



Calgary & Area Addiction Services Guide

Alberta Health Services

Canada Alchohol and Drug Rehab Programs

Smart Recovery



National Institute of Mental Health                                 

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Children and Adults with ADHD                 

Dr. Hallowell                                 

Russell A. Barkley

Careers in Art + Design


Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design               

Communication Skills


Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Canadian Mental Health Association

National Institute of Mental Health


Helpguide - depression

Helpguide - bipolar

Eating Awareness

Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta


National Eating Disorder Information Centre

Canadian Mental Health Association


PFLAG Canada                


Calgary Outlink                 

Youth Safe                 

Calgary Sexual Health Centre - sexual orientation

Calgary Sexual Health Centre - gender identity        

Grief + Loss

Canadian Mental Health Association

Alberta Health Services


International Students

International student support

Learning Challenges


Mental + Emotional Health

Helpguide - emotional health

Helpguide - emotional intelligence

Canadian Mental Health Association

Positive Psychology Center

Authentic Happiness


About Health


Helpguide - relationships     

Helpguide - divorce


Canadian Mental Health Association                  

Sexual Abuse + Harassment, Domestic/Partner Abuse


Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse

Alberta Human Rights

Sleep Issues


Sleep hygiene

Guide to the Health and Wellbeing Benefits of Sleep 

Stress Management

Canadian Mental Health Association - stress              

What's your stress index                 


Suicide Intervention and Prevention

Centre for Suicide Prevention                


National Institute for Mental Health

Canadian Mental Health Association                

Time Management

Time Management - Plan to Succeed                  

Work-Life Balance


Canadian Mental Health Association - work/life balance quiz

Canadian Mental Health Association - make it your business