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.
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.
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
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Careers in Art + Design
Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Calgary Sexual Health Centre - sexual orientation
Calgary Sexual Health Centre - gender identity
Grief + Loss
Mental + Emotional Health
Helpguide - emotional health
Helpguide - emotional intelligence
Helpguide - relationships
Helpguide - divorce
Sexual Abuse + Harassment, Domestic/Partner Abuse
Canadian Mental Health Association - stress
Suicide Intervention and Prevention
Canadian Mental Health Association - work/life balance quiz
Canadian Mental Health Association - make it your business