Balance is CMHA – Calgary Region’s mental health blog, which aims to raise awareness, provide hope, build community and promote mental wellness through personal stories, mental health tips and information, expert opinions and community insights.

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When a Child Dies by Suicide

When a Child Dies by Suicide

Joy Pavelich lost her son, Eric, to suicide in September 2013. She shares her own reflections on loss and grief...

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

John Gulak, Calgary lawyer and author of Sick to Death of the Silence, talks about his search for identity, struggle with...

Living with Bipolar Disorder

Living with Bipolar Disorder

Why family support is essential in coping with mental illness. Just two weeks ago, Candace Watson came crashing back into...