4 Steps to Finding Mental Health Resources in Calgary


Struggling with mental health or substance use concerns can be overwhelming – and while Calgary is home to a wealth of resources, finding the right ones to help you embark on your recovery journey can be just as daunting.

If you’re unsure where to start or feeling lost amidst the sea of information, CMHA Calgary’s Community Navigator is here to guide you – completely free of charge. In this article, we’ll uncover the four steps to help you connect with our Community Navigator and find the mental health resources that are perfectly tailored to your unique needs.

1. Reach Out

The first step on your journey to recovery is reaching out and connecting with the Community Navigator. Whether you’re an individual seeking support or a concerned loved one, the Community Navigator is your dedicated ally. They will listen to your story, provide a safe space for you to express your concerns, and offer valuable guidance on next steps. By building a rapport with the Community Navigator, you’ll begin to feel empowered, knowing that someone understands your struggles and is committed to helping you find the support you need.

2. Identify Your Needs

Once you’ve established a connection with the Community Navigator, it’s time to assess your specific needs. Each person’s journey is unique, and understanding your challenges will help identify the resources that can best support you. The Community Navigator will work closely with you, asking relevant questions and discussing your concerns to gain a comprehensive understanding of your situation. By collaboratively assessing your needs, they can recommend tailored resources and interventions for your mental health journey.

3. Discover Resources Available

With the guidance of the Community Navigator, it’s time to explore the available mental health services in Calgary. From therapy and counselling to support groups and workshops, Calgary offers a range of resources tailored to various needs. The Community Navigator will help you navigate through these options and find the ones that align best with your requirements. Together, you can consider factors such as location, affordability, and specialized areas of focus, ensuring you find the right fit for your recovery.

4. Follow Through and Prioritize Self-Care

Once you’ve identified the mental health resources that suit your needs, it’s crucial to follow through and prioritize self-care. Make appointments, attend support groups, and actively engage in the recovery process. Remember that mental health is an ongoing journey, and it’s essential to take care of yourself consistently. Lean on the resources you’ve found and utilize the strategies provided by professionals to support your overall well-being.

Navigating all the incredible mental health resources in Calgary can feel overwhelming, but with the guidance of CMHA Calgary’s Community Navigator, you’re not alone. By following these four steps, you can embark on your path to recovery, accessing the support and services that are perfectly tailored to your unique needs.

Email the Community Navigator at community.navigator@cmha.calgary.ab.ca to explore available services, seek additional support, and prioritize your recovery. Remember, your mental health matters, and with the right resources, you can find impactful supports to bolster your recovery journey.

Connect with our Community Navigator FREE today!


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