Mental health resources
Find community and online mental health resources, or browse issues by topic.
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.
Wood's Homes offers immediate, no fee counselling.
Access Mental Health is a provincial organization that can help you navigate the addictions and mental health systems.
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
Calgary Aboriginal Services Guide
Addictions | Helpguide
Canada Alchohol and Drug Rehab Programs
Anxiety Disorders | National Institute of Mental Health
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Children and Adults with ADHD
Russell A. Barkley
Careers in Art + Design
Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design
Effective Communication | Help Guide
Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Depression + Bipolar Disorder | Canadian Mental Health Association
Depression | National Institute of Mental Health
Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta
National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Eating Disorders | Canadian Mental Health Association
Sexual Orientation | Centre for Sexuality
Gender Identity | Centre for Sexuality
Grief + Loss
Grief | Canadian Mental Health Association
Understanding Grief + Loss | Alberta Health Services
Grief + Grieving | Help Guide
International Student Supports | ACAD
Learning Disabilities + Disorders | Help Guide
Mental + Emotional Health
Emotional Intelligence | Help Guide
Mental Fitness Tips | Canadian Mental Health Association
Positive Psychology Center
How to Overcome Perfectionism | verywellmind
Relationships and Communication | Help Guide
Understanding Self-Injury | Canadian Mental Health Association
Sexual Abuse + Harassment, Domestic/Partner Abuse
Domestic Violence and Abuse | Helpguide
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse
Alberta Human Rights
The Biology of Sleep | Help Guide
Guide to the Health and Wellbeing Benefits of Sleep
Stress | Canadian Mental Health Association
What's Your Stress Index? | Canadian Mental Health Association
Stress | Helpguide
Suicide Intervention and Prevention
Centre for Suicide Prevention
National Institute for Mental Health
Time Management - Plan to Succeed
Work-Life Balance Quiz | Canadian Mental Health Association