mental health

FILE - Olympic gymnast Simone Biles takes photos with her phone as she watches the Houston Texans practice at NFL football training camp in Houston, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. Biles is at peace with her decision to opt out of several competitions at the Tokyo Olympics to focus on her mental health. The seven-time Olympic medalist is happy to spread the importance of putting the person ahead of the athlete, one of the themes of her fall exhibition tour that will feature four other members of the 2021 Olympic gymnastics team(Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

Biles: Mental health advocacy part of post-Olympic tour

American gymnastics star has no regrets

  • Aug 19, 2021

 

FILE - Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer speaks out front of Red Deer City Hall on July 18, 2020, as a new addiction recovery community will be built in Red Deer was announced. (File photo by Advocate Staff)

City of Red Deer expects province to announce location for addictions treatment facility soon

Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce gets update on provincial projects

 

Red Deer native Skylar Roth-MacDonald is running across Canada to raise money for the CMHA, as well as awareness of mental health issues. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer native faces gruelling days in B.C. on his cross-Canada run for mental health

Skylar Roth-MacDonald is about halfway to the Alberta border

 

Running from June 4 to 6 at the Pidherney Curling Centre, proceeds from the Canadian Mental Health Association-Central Alberta Garage Sale will support the association’s crisis counselling program.

Sort, shop and save: Garage sale supports mental health in Central Alberta

Donations, volunteers sought for garage sale for Canadian Mental Health Association-Central Alberta

  • May 24, 2021
Running from June 4 to 6 at the Pidherney Curling Centre, proceeds from the Canadian Mental Health Association-Central Alberta Garage Sale will support the association’s crisis counselling program.
Alberta students are returning to the classroom next week after a spike in COVID-19 cases forced them to learn at home for two weeks. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

COVID stress continues for students going back to class

Only people with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine can avoid quarantine, as long as they don’t have symptoms

Alberta students are returning to the classroom next week after a spike in COVID-19 cases forced them to learn at home for two weeks. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
New data suggests COVID-19 has accelerated the decline in mental health among young Canadians. (Black Press Media File)
New data suggests COVID-19 has accelerated the decline in mental health among young Canadians. (Black Press Media File)
In 2020, the Calgary Tower and Reconciliation Bridge were lit up in purple for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. (Photo from Facebook)

Demand for eating disorders supports soars during pandemic

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week runs Feb. 1 to 7

In 2020, the Calgary Tower and Reconciliation Bridge were lit up in purple for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. (Photo from Facebook)
Soldiers parade from Parliament Hill as they take part in the National Day of Honour in Ottawa on Friday, May 9, 2014. Canada’s veterans ombudsman is calling on the federal government reverse to restrictions on the provision of mental-health services for the families of retired military personnel. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Ombudsman slams new restrictions on mental-health support for veterans’ families

Ombudsman slams new restrictions on mental-health support for veterans’ families

Soldiers parade from Parliament Hill as they take part in the National Day of Honour in Ottawa on Friday, May 9, 2014. Canada’s veterans ombudsman is calling on the federal government reverse to restrictions on the provision of mental-health services for the families of retired military personnel. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
An example of a child’s artwork during the COVID-19 pandemic is shown in a handout. Many of the children’s drawings show people alone, haunted by shadowy spectres, or worse, their own thoughts.The researcher behind the childart.ca project says the virtual gallery of illustrations by Canadian kids and teenagers showcases a wide variety of visions of the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-childart.ca

‘This is too much’: Art shows children’s struggles during pandemic, says researcher

Recurring themes include confined figures, screaming faces and gory imagery

An example of a child’s artwork during the COVID-19 pandemic is shown in a handout. Many of the children’s drawings show people alone, haunted by shadowy spectres, or worse, their own thoughts.The researcher behind the childart.ca project says the virtual gallery of illustrations by Canadian kids and teenagers showcases a wide variety of visions of the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-childart.ca
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan, 23, 2020 file photo, Nintendo Switch game consoles are on display at Nintendo’s official store in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. Time spent playing video games can be good for mental health, according to a new study by researchers at Oxford University. The finding comes as video game sales this year have boomed as more people are stuck at home because of the pandemic and many countries have once again imposed limits on public life. The paper released Monday, NOv. 16, 2020 is based on survey responses from people who played two games, Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Study suggests video games can help mental health

Oxford University researchers

  • Nov 16, 2020
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan, 23, 2020 file photo, Nintendo Switch game consoles are on display at Nintendo’s official store in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. Time spent playing video games can be good for mental health, according to a new study by researchers at Oxford University. The finding comes as video game sales this year have boomed as more people are stuck at home because of the pandemic and many countries have once again imposed limits on public life. The paper released Monday, NOv. 16, 2020 is based on survey responses from people who played two games, Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Grade 11 student Sophia Lia is editor and chief of the Sophia Lia magazine. (Photo contributed)
Grade 11 student Sophia Lia is editor and chief of the Sophia Lia magazine. (Photo contributed)
Police cars block the Saint-Louis Street near the Chateau Frontenac, early Sunday, November 1, 2020 in Quebec City. Extra mental health supports are available for those in Quebec's capital, which was shaken by a deadly sword attack on Halloween night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Quebec invests $100 million in mental health care following fatal sword attack

Quebec invests $100 million in mental health care following fatal sword attack

Police cars block the Saint-Louis Street near the Chateau Frontenac, early Sunday, November 1, 2020 in Quebec City. Extra mental health supports are available for those in Quebec's capital, which was shaken by a deadly sword attack on Halloween night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League President Bill Chow speaks during a SJHL press conference at the Ramada Hotel in Regina, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Chow is hoping a new funding arrangement announced Monday will push conversations about mental health — and subsequent actions — even further. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

Mental health awareness, suicide prevention program now available across CJHL

Fifth Line Foundation and NHL Foundation partner

  • Nov 2, 2020
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League President Bill Chow speaks during a SJHL press conference at the Ramada Hotel in Regina, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Chow is hoping a new funding arrangement announced Monday will push conversations about mental health — and subsequent actions — even further. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell
Lee Kvern visits with her sister Jody, 62, who has lived at Michener Centre for 43 years. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Lee Kvern visits with her sister Jody, 62, who has lived at Michener Centre for 43 years. (File photo by Advocate staff)
People wait in line in an alleyway at a COVID assessment centre at St. Michael’s Hospital, in Toronto, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. A new survey suggests Canadians continue to experience mental health difficulties due to the pandemic, with one in four saying their stress level is higher than during the first COVID-19 wave. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
People wait in line in an alleyway at a COVID assessment centre at St. Michael’s Hospital, in Toronto, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. A new survey suggests Canadians continue to experience mental health difficulties due to the pandemic, with one in four saying their stress level is higher than during the first COVID-19 wave. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Angela Marie MacDougall, executive director of Battered Women’s Support Services, poses for a photograph in Vancouver, on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘It’s like a pressure cooker in the house:’ Calls to helplines jump during pandemic

Urgency and severity of many callers’ situations have intensified

Angela Marie MacDougall, executive director of Battered Women’s Support Services, poses for a photograph in Vancouver, on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Pictures, words and feelings all create chemical responses in the body. Hypnosis can help you change your thoughts and relieve stress.

A tiger is chasing you!

Stress can make your body feel like it’s under attack, and hypnosis can help you gain control

  • Sep 7, 2020
Pictures, words and feelings all create chemical responses in the body. Hypnosis can help you change your thoughts and relieve stress.
Many restaurants have closed in response to COVID-19. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

Young Canadians, hospitality workers bear the brunt of mental strain in 2020: report

A study by Morneau Shepell points to economic uncertainty in the pandemic as the cause for angst

Many restaurants have closed in response to COVID-19. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Psychiatric nurse John Obelienius and Const. Adam Christie are members of Red Deer’s Police and Crisis Team. The initiative has been underway in the city since 2011, and predates recent calls urging police to respond to mental health crises with specialized expertise. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Police and psychiatric nurses team up in Red Deer

Working to assist those dealing with mental health crisis

Psychiatric nurse John Obelienius and Const. Adam Christie are members of Red Deer’s Police and Crisis Team. The initiative has been underway in the city since 2011, and predates recent calls urging police to respond to mental health crises with specialized expertise. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
A man wears a face mask as he sits on a bench in Montreal, Saturday, June 27, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A man wears a face mask as he sits on a bench in Montreal, Saturday, June 27, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes