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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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....

Video: When Anxiety Hits

“I can’t believe I’m freaking out again. My palms are all sweaty, my mind is racing, and it feels like...