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Gotabrain.ca was designed by the Canadian Mental Health
Association – Calgary Region to provide information of interest to youth about mental health and mental illness.

This site is for YOU and the CMHA encourages comments,
compliments and contributions!


Anger and frustration raging inside
Wanting more but nothing satisfies.
Why can’t I be happy, why can’t I be free
Of this pain that lies inside of me...

...More of this story.


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CMHA - Calgary Region is a publicly funded non-profit organization that
promotes mental health and wellness through a variety of community-
based services for individuals, families, groups and organizations. As
part of a leading national organization, the Canadian Mental Health
Association - Calgary Region has been at the forefront of mental health
for more than 50 years. We focus on proactive education about the
importance and prevalence of mental health issues, and positive ways
of managing them, including knowing when and where to turn for help.

We also provide caring support for those in need through services like
assisted living, homeless outreach, workplace mental health, recreation,
advocacy, suicide bereavement support, and group supports for children,
families and individuals. As well, we work closely with community
organizations to bridge gaps in the mental health care system and
facilitate access to important services and resources.

We lead the way to a better future by fundraising to enhance our
programs and improve access to these vital mental health services.
At the same time, we work to enable people in Calgary and area to
live better through preventative strategies and mental health
innovations focused on balanced living.


In Sight and In Mind Contest

Thank you to those who voted! View the winners and entries from Mount Royal University students in a campaign to end stigma.


Mood disorders are one of the most common mental illnesses in adolescents.

1 in 7 Canadians will experience a mood disorder in their lifetime.

Treatment  for mood disorders may include therapy, medication and stress management.

Practicing positive coping skills and wellness strategies can help prevent experiencing a mood disorder.


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