Community Resources

Family School Enhancement Counsellors are here to support all students and their families through life’s challenges. Please contact your school to connect.

To learn more about what family activities you can do this summer:

We wish everyone a safe and happy summer! ☀️

24-Hour Help

2-1-1 Alberta 2-1-1
Bully Line for Youth 1-888-456-2323
Central Alberta Emergency Centre 403-346-5643 or 1-888-346-5643
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-357-5437
Distress Centre Calgary 1-403-266-HELP
Distress Line – 403 Area Code 1-800-SUICIDE
Distress Line – 780 Area Code 1-800-232-7822
HEALTHLink Alberta 8-1-1
Hospital Emergency (Red Deer) 403-343-4444
KIDS Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Native Youth Crisis Hot Line 1-877-209-1266
Sexual Assault Crisis Line Red Deer 1-403-356-1099
Shelter Text (24-hr Text) 403-358-1517
Local Resource List
49th Street Youth Shelter 403-341-3190
AHS Addictions and Mental Health - for adults (Red Deer) 403-340-5466
AHS Addictions and Mental Health - for youth (Red Deer)  403-340-5274
Canadian Mental Health Association 403-342-2266
Catholic Social Services  403-347-8844
Family Services of Central AB 403-343-6400
Mental Health Clinic (AHS Walk-in Counselling) 403-340-5466
Vantage Community Services (Walk-in Counselling) 403-340-8995
Police and Crisis Team (PACT) 403-406-2505
Suicide Information and Education Services 403-342-4966
Youth Phone line 403-358-3674
Web Resources
www.albertahealthservices.ca
www.albertahealthservices.ca/addiction.asp
www.cmha.ca
www.kidshelpphone.ca
www.suicidehelp.ca
www.bullying.org

Suicide Awareness - Warning Signs 

  • Sudden changes in appearance or mood
  • Giving away personal or meaningful objects
  • Threats of suicide or self-harm
  • Depression/hopelessness
  • Withdrawal/isolation
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Talking about what dying would be like
  • Drawing/writing about death
  • Risky behaviour, misconduct, breaking the law
  • Grades dropping
  • Lack of sleep/oversleeping
  • Lack of interest in previously enjoyed activities
  • Recent loss(family issues, divorce, moving etc..)
  • Previous suicide attempt
  • Suicide attempt by a friend or family member