Barriers such as poverty, social isolation, stigma, and a lack of accessible services prevent people from getting the mental health help they need. By focusing on mental health promotion, prevention, and early intervention to ensure those impacted by mental health issues can access the supports they need before the issues become deep-rooted and harder to address.
60% of people suffering from addiction or mental illness will not seek the help they need because of the stigma associated with these issues.
46% of Albertans reported a deterioration of their mental health since the start of the pandemic.
33% of Calgarians felt stress due to their finances.
By age 40, nearly half of all Canadians will have or have had a mental illness.
25% of Indigenous adults surveyed in Calgary reported having a mental health condition.
70% of adults with a mental illness say their symptoms first emerged during childhood and adolescence, yet only 1 in 5 children who needs mental health support receives it.
Meet a few of the people whose lives have been improved thanks to support from people like you.
In the spirit of our journey to promote reconciliation, we would like to honour the truth of our shared history and acknowledge Treaty 7 territory and the traditional lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy, that includes the Kainai, Siksika, and Piikani First Nations. We acknowledge the traditional lands of the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations. We would also like to recognize the Métis people, and the Inuit people who have made their home here in Mohk'insstsis, also known as Calgary.