Grief and Depression Support

  
  

A Gift of Hope - Community Mental Health

​Community Mental Health in Medicine Hat offers the following support groups at their office at the Provincial Building (346 - 3rd St SE - use the 2nd street entrance). They run from 11am - noon and are drop in on Mondays & Wednesdays. Call 403-529-3500 for more information. Upcoming topics: 


Mindfulness - Sept 27
Too Much Thinking - October 2
Relaxation - October 4
Change My Behavior - October 11
Handling Negative Emotions - October 16
Relationships/Communications - October 18
Stress Management - October 23
Self-Worth - October 25
Setting Goals - October 30

Addiction & Mental Health Mobile Application Directory 2017

​The 2016 edition of the directory focuses on a range of mobile applications (apps) related to addiction and mental health. The directory is designed to help health care professionals, researchers, and community members navigate the evolving landscape of health apps by providing examples of electronic resources for different mobile platforms which may be used as aids in mental health or addiction conditions.

Addictions and Mental Health Mobile Application Directory 2017

Addictions & Mental Health - Child, Youth & Family Services

​Groups are held at Addictions & Mental Health - Medicine Hat Clinic 346 - 3rd Street SE (Provincial Building) See attachment for further information and call 403-529-3500. Anyone can refer to these groups but consent is required for children/youth.

For more information of upcoming groups please call 403-529-3500. 

Fall2017 GROUPFINAL (002).pdf

For the Children's Fall 2017 Support Groups please call 403-529-3130

Alberta Mental Health Help Line

​Crisis Line 1-877-303-2642

Provides 24/7  confidential, anonymous service,  crisis intervention,  information about mental he alth programs and services, and/or  referrals to other agencies if needed


Belinda Deis - Angel Dust Healing

​Well Being Consultant offering Grief and Bereavement Workshops.

Medicine Hat phone 403-527-0345

Canadian Mental Health Association

​Mental Health Education, Sexual assault Education, Suicide, Prevention Program, Family Support Group ,Suicide Bereavement Support Group, Whispers of Wellness Mental Health Club

 

Seniors' Outreach Program - Working to prevent the abuse of older adults.

 
Whisper of Wellness Peer Support Group (WOW)
A group for people living with mental health issues. This is an open group. WOW provides opportunities to learn more about coping with mental health issues while meeting people who have similar experiences.
Wednesday evening at 7:00 at St Barnabas Church (635 - 4th St SE). The group is held in the church’s hall which can be accessed through the door off the parking lot on 5th St SE. For more info call 504-1811

Hope & Healing After Suicide Support Group - Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm starting October 3, 2017 - November 28, 2017, $15 registration fee call 403-504-1811 Misspelled Wordext 103 for more information or to register.

Caregiver Coalition of Southeast Alberta

​The Caregiver Coalition of Southeast Alberta has come together to support those who care for loved ones, friends or family members on a regular basis.

 
The Coalition host a support group:
 
The Kitchen Is Open - Family caregiver coffee & chat. 3rd Tuesday of the month 1:30-3:00 at the Canadian Mental Health Association boardroom 1865 Dunmore Rd SE  
 

Compass for the Caregiver is a 9 week Caregiver Workshop - contact the Canadian Mental Health Association for more information and dates 403-504-1811

 

The Caregivers Coalition also hosts a annual full day workshop in November.

Call Lorna Scott 403-548-8437 for more info

Compassionate Friends

​An organization offering friendship, understanding, grief education and HOPE for the future to all bereaved parents.


Open to all bereaved patents, adult siblings, and grandparents.


Friends meet the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm at the Creekside Centre (#1 Dunmore Road SE). Call Donna Rodin for more information 403-528-9481

Brochure

Crisis Centre Line

​24 hour Crisis Help

 

1-800-263-3045

Crossroads Clinic

​An overview of all the confidential services we provide at Crossroads Clinic, including: free pregnancy tests, unplanned pregnancy care, pregnancy options support, abortion risks and support,  prenatal education classes, STI and STD testing, post-abortion recovery, and healthy sexual wellness programs.

 

Support Group: Embrace Hope - for families dealing with miscarriage, stillbirth & infant loss. 1st Wednesday of the month at the Thom's Funeral Reception Centre Grief Resource Centre @ 7pm (Bay 4 - 650 Cassils Rd E)

Distress Centre

​Distress Centre is a non-profit social agency that delivers 24-hour support, free crisis counselling and resource referral services to Calgary and the surrounding area. Our agency is built around the belief that anyone can experience crisis. It’s not up to us to define what the crisis is—it’s different for everyone. We don’t judge. We’re here to listen and connect you with the help you need.

 
HELP LINE 1-403-266-4357
 
Or 1-800-784-2433 - 24 Hour

GriefShare Support Group - Hillcrest Church (Medicine Hat)

GriefShare is open only those who have experienced loss "due to the death of a loved one" (not divorce, loss of job, health, etc.). It is "non-denominational" BUT is biblical based material. There is a $20 workbook that is used with the DVD series and also has daily helps for the week. This gorup runs for 13 weeks at a time.  Please call the office at 403-526-4010 for more information and next start date. 

Happiness Basics Class

For patients who want to learn skills to increase their happiness and well being. The next session will be held Monday's from 1:30 - 3:30 pm starting September 18 - November 6, 2017 (no class October 9 due to Thanksgiving). Classes will be held in room F155 (Interfaith Centre) at Medicine Hat College. For more information or to register speak with your PCN nurse or behavioral health consultant.

Hillcrest Church - Medicine Hat

​Would you like someone to talk to? If you are going through a difficult situation, decision, or relationship struggle, we want to connect you with a professional counselor with a Christ-centered perspective.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program based on 8 recovery principles from the Beatitudes and the 12-Steps and their biblical comparisons. It will help you deal with your hurts, habits and hang-ups by providing support, encouragement and accountability. Thursdays 7-10pm.

Everyone welcome!


Phone: 403-526-4010


Journey Through Grief Group - Belinda Deis

​An eight week course dealing with grief and loss.

Fall/Spring session will run Tuesday Evenings from 7 - 9pm starting September 19, 2017 to November 7, 2017. The host location is Misspelled WordSaamis Memorial Funeral Chapel in Medicine Hat in the Creekside Centre. Program fee is $60 per person or $100 per couple to register please contact Belinda at 403-527-0345 or Belinda_deis@live.ca
 

Legacy Place Society

​Provide empathetic support that builds resiliency individually and within our Responder (Peace Officers, Fire Fighters, EMS, 911 Dispatch) and Military Families.

 

Programs - Accommodations (Houses), Peer Support & Family Assistance, Family Camp, Family Resiliency Workshops 3

 

Our Peer Support and Family Assistance confidential call line is 403-201-9945.  If volunteers are busy and you don’t get connected to one of them, please leave a message with your name and number and we’ll get back to you within 2 hours.  For general inquiries email info@legacyplacesociety.com

Life Talk Counseling Services

Christian Based Counseling

Our counselors counsel people dealing with abuse, alcohol, drugs and sexual addictions, anger, anxiety, childhood adjustments, depression, domestic violence, grief, family, immigration adjustments, marriage, parenting, performance, pre-marital, relationships, self-esteem, stress,  trauma, and unresolved past issues, and more.

 

Group Seminars available through Misspelled WordLifetalk

“Anger and Its Many Faces” - a five week seminar offering a thorough and practical look at anger and its generators. Learn how to deal with frustration, hurt and fear before they are expressed as anger. Cost $20/person, $40/couple. Facilitated by Roxanne Hansen. Next session starts September 12 - October 10, 2017.
“Active Parenting of Teens” - a six week video seminar offering skills, discussion and support to guide your teens through the most turbulent period of their lives. Cost $20/person, $40/couple. Facilitated by Arnie Weber.  Next session TBA.
"Understanding Grief and Loss" Explore the grief process to facilitate understanding of,  and healing for those who are struggling with loss, change or separation from loved ones. $20/person, $40/couple. Facilitated by Roxanne Hansen. Next session TBA
Walking Alongside the Depressed” - a seminar enabling participants to understand depression and current treatments, to encourage friends and family to helpfully walk alongside those struggling with depression. Next session TBA

All of the above programs will be offered at Room 207 Misspelled WordLifetalk Seminar Room in Brooks Community
Cultural Center at 327 - 3rd St W, Brooks. For more information & to register, call 403-362-2210.

Medicine Hat Family Services

​Medicine Hat Family Service responds to changing community needs to enhance the quality of life for individuals, couples and families through counseling and family life education.

Marriage Counseling, Grief and Loss Counseling, Emotional Counseling, Men's and Women's issues, Family Transition Counseling, Communication Counseling, Parent/Child issues, Stress Related Issues Counseling, Family Violence Counseling, Employee Assistance Programs Counseling

Phone 403-504-8026

Fax 403-504-0351

Mental Health Outreach Services Medicine Hat

​Group Works is a group therapy program offered as a community based program and inpatient mental health unit program. Community based groups are for clients with a long history of mental health issues or an addiction and ongoing mental health issues.

Group Works is an opportunity for people to learn more about promoting their own mental health.

Call 403-529-8030

Prefer written referrals from other partners, agencies and doctors. Clients can walk in or phone to self refer.

Parent to Parent Support Group

​A support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or a baby at any time.

 

Meeting are held once a month at Community Health on Dunmore Rd, call 403-581-7591 for information on the next meeting or check their Facebook page.

Richmond Diagnostic Treatment Centre

City: Calgary
Phone: 403-955-8444
Fax: 403-209-2954

Grief Support Program - Provides support for people coping with the death of a loved one, including one-to-one and group counseling. Call 403-955-8011

Osteoporosis Services - This interdisciplinary team provides care and educates patients, the community and other health professionals regarding osteoporosis prevention, treatment, and appropriate resources. Bone health classes are held monthly and are free of charge and open to all interested persons.  Call 403-955-8134

Chronic pain services - Helps people find ways to manage chronic pain (e.g., musculoskeletal, neuropathic, pelvic, or headache pain).

Clients take part in their treatment by going to education sessions, setting goals, and exercising. Other options to manage pain include anesthetic procedures (e.g., nerve blocks) and neuromodulation (e.g., stimulators, pumps).

This service also works with the Living Well program to offer education sessions in the community. Call 403-943-9900

Weight Management Program - This program offers a wide range of services and treatment options to assist with weight management including. Call 403-955-8118

 

Calgary Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic - This clinic provides medical, psychological, and surgical interventions for weight management and improving health. Support is provided to individuals with obesity who require complex medical management and/or surgical intervention. Call 403-955-8088

 

Diabetes Insulin Pump Clinics - Provides support for people with Type 1 diabetes who use an insulin pump. An insulin pump is a device a person wears instead of giving daily insulin injections. It is portable and can be programmed. It’s about the size of a pager and delivers fast-acting insulin through a small tube that is put under the skin. The site has to be changed every 2 to 3 days.  Call 403-955-8118 or the booking line 403-955-8146

 

Referral by fax for consultation. Lab work forwarded by referring physician.

 

Path to Care Directory Referral Form 2014

Safe Place Support Group

City: Brooks
Phone: 403-378-4550

Safe Place is a suicide survivor peer support group. They provides free monthly peer support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Safe Place Meetings are designed to provide suicide survivors with a supportive environment where they can talk about their thoughts and feelings and share experiences tied to their loss in the company of people who are coping with similar emotions and issues.

The meetings are held at South Shore Centre in Brooks and are only for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Support Group Meeting Last Wednesday of every month (except December) @ 7pm Thom’s Grief Resource Centre, Unit 1 – 500 Cassils Road East

Suicide Prevention Hotline

Phone: 1-800-784-2433

Suicide. Even the word is scary. But we're not afraid to talk about it. We have a special number to call if you, or someone you care about is feeling hopeless or having thoughts of suicide. Because talking about it is how it starts to get better. We provide confidential, non-judgmental  support to anyone feeling suicidal, thinking about suicide, is worried about someone else or who has lost someone to suicide.

Sunset Counselling Services - Medicine Hat

Misspelled WordLynett Misspelled WordGezt hosts grief support groups at the Misspelled WordSaamis Creekside Centre

 

Drop In Suicide Support Group - the first Thursday of every month from 7-8:30pm 

Drop in Grief Share meets Wednesday Mornings from 10:30 - Noon

Understand Your Suicide Grief Education & Support Group (12 Week Program begins Sept 13, 2017 at 7pm - $150 registration fee)

Understanding Your Grief Education & Support Group (12 Week Program begins Sept 18, 2017 at 7pm - $150 registration fee) 

Call 403-528-2599 or 403-580-0398 for more information and registration details. If there are individuals who are unable to afford the fee please speak with Misspelled WordLynett.