Mental health impacts us all. Individuals struggling with mental health issues can experience fear, rejection, and stigma that severely impacts their quality of life.

Many mental health problems start in childhood and adolescence. That’s one of the reasons strong emotional development in childhood is crucial to laying a good foundation for mental health and stability as an adult.

Without a network of coordinated, accessible, and responsive services, many people can fall through the cracks. A lack of awareness regarding the types of mental health supports available and long wait lists for those seeking support create barriers, making it difficult to get the help they need when they need it.

You can help. Show your local love for the places you call home by donating and getting involved—and together we can make mental health #UNIGNORABLE.

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of adults with a mental illness report their symptoms first emerged during childhood and adolescence


that’s the annual cost of mental illness in lost productivity and health care costs to the Canadian economy


Calgarians experience addiction or mental health problems

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