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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The Voice of Self-Harm

Self-injury, also known as self-harm or self-abuse, means that someone hurts themself on purpose but doesn’t intend to end their...

The Voice of Self-Harm

Self-injury, also known as self-harm or self-abuse, means that someone hurts themself on purpose but doesn’t intend to end their...

A Movement of Hope

A Movement of Hope

Alberta photographer using her lens to shatter the silence of suicide and mental illness, while spreading hope across the nation....

A Movement of Hope

A Movement of Hope

Alberta photographer using her lens to shatter the silence of suicide and mental illness, while spreading hope across the nation....

My OCD Brain

My OCD Brain

Her daily rituals may seem demanding, but to her, it’s just a normal part of life. Calgary writer Heather C. Hudak...

When You Feel Like Giving Up

When You Feel Like Giving Up

Calgary’s Ride Don’t Hide committee chair shares the coping methods she has learned throughout her 20-year struggle with Bipolar I Disorder....