The Canadian Mental Health Association has added resources to meet the demand. YouthSMART is a mental health-focused program for junior and high school students.
“We are seeing an increase for youth services and added additional staff to our team in order to meet community demand,” said Ashley Lamantia, YouthSMART program lead.
“Their coping strategies have been limited based on restrictions — youth sports and activities and friends and clubs and all those things that help build resiliency have been limited in the past year.”
Our Peer Support program services can be accessed over the phone at 403-297-1402 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have teamed up with other Calgary agencies to help Calgarians quickly and easily access various counselling and social supports. Visit www.communityconnectyyc.ca, where you can book online for our Suicide Bereavement and Family Support Counselling, and other supports. If you prefer to still book through us, please phone (403-297-1708), or email (email@example.com)