Balance is CMHA Calgary 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.

If you would like to contribute to Balance, please email info@cmha.calgary.ab.ca and include a written proposal, your name and contact information. Together we can end the stigma around mental health and substance use concerns. 

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Change is the Essence of Life

Change is the Essence of Life

Lisa Simone recalls her struggle with addiction and how embracing change ultimately led her on the path of recovery. Change has never...

4 Tips for Tackling Stress

4 Tips for Tackling Stress

We’ve all experienced stress at some point in our lives, but not all of us are in tune to when it’s...

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....