We believe that everyone can learn something to support themselves or their loved one’s progress on their recovery journey.

CMHA – Calgary Region builds awareness and provides education and support for individuals and families living with mental illness, addiction, or a loss by suicide. We work closely with other community organizations to bridge gaps in the mental health care system and facilitate access to important services and resources.

Where real
people with real
experiences share
what works.

Choosing your own path to recovery Start Your Journey

Come visit our Welcome Centre to start your journey of recovery today. There is always a peer available to connect individually from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday to Friday, and Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (excluding holidays).

Self-care starter pack Courses For Individuals

Are you looking for practical strategies to help you stay well? Included in this course are strategies on how to build self-esteem and maintain healthy boundaries in your relationships and everyday life.

Peer Support
Create Connection

We are always searching for individuals and family members from diverse backgrounds to be a part of our peer support movement. Becoming a peer at CMHA – Calgary means you can use your experience of mental health or addiction to support your community and make a difference.

Welcome wednesdays
Connect with us

Welcome Wednesdays provides insight on CMHA services and an introduction to our recovery model. This group is open to anyone connected or new to CMHA. Food and fun included, no registration required. Just drop-in. We can’t wait to meet you! Join us every Wednesday in the CMHA Welcome Centre from 1pm-3pm or from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

When Making a difference
Your support matters

We’re changing our approach to mental health services in Canada, one person at a time. Our unique service delivery model is designed to be able to provide help and support for anyone on any journey. Be part of the change and help us to reach those in need.


Through connection with ourselves, our purpose and our community; we can manifest our dreams into reality. It will be messy, but this is how we progress and how we become the person we envision to be. Share your story and create with us…

What Does Connection Mean To You?

What does connection mean to you? To me, it means being surrounded by people who understand and accept you. How does it make you feel? When I think of those I feel most connected to, it provides me with a sense of knowing I belong. That’s what we thought about as we...

Stress Management: Taking Control

It may feel as though there is very little you can do about stress. Whether it’s balancing personal priorities, dealing with relationships, working around deadlines, or straining under the pressure of life’s ever-growing list of responsibilities – stress will often...

Home of the Brave Danny’s Story

Mental illness is a thief! It robs us of many things but what it stole from me was my sense of wonder, my spontaneity and my freedom. Activities that had been light and effortless suddenly became heavy, difficult, threatening and dark. Every day I would ask myself the...

World Suicide Prevention Day

In many ways the lyrics from The Fray’s hauntingly beautiful “How to Save a Life” has become synonymous with the myriad of emotions so many of us feel when we are left behind in the wake of a suicide loss… And I would have stayed up with you all night had I known how...

Life Adventure Jean Francois Story

My name is Jean-Francois Dupras. I am a native of Quebec, but I have lived in Alberta for over 12 years. As a result of traumatic events in my early teens, I began to be affected by depression, without really knowing it. Later, I tried every possible way to free...

Being Creative Has Helped Me

My name is Gary H Kleiner, and I’m a blessed person today. I’m blessed because my plan to die didn’t succeed in the fall of 1998. I received a gift of creativity. I want to teach others to use the skills that I learned over the years. The skills I used to make myself...

Breaking the Silence Rediscovering Creativity

John Gulak, Calgary lawyer and author of Sick to Death of the Silence, talks about his search for identity, struggle with addiction and how rediscovering creativity brought him back to life. His first book, Sick to Death of the Silence: Stories to break down the...

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