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May 5, 2021

May 3 – 9, 2021 is Mental Health Week.

Good mental health isn’t about being happy all the time. In fact, a mentally healthy life includes the full range of human emotions – even the uncomfortable ones like sadness, fear, and anger.

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Week is understanding our emotions. Recognizing, labeling and accepting our feelings are all part of protecting and promoting good mental health for everyone.​



Available to Hanna & Area Citizens

For 24/7 support
Mental Health Helpline: 1‐877‐303‐2642
Addiction Helpline:  1‐866‐332‐2322
HealthLink: 811

Addiction & Mental Health Support in Hanna
by appointment
When: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Hanna Health Centre – 904 Centre Street, Hanna
Call: 403-854-5276


Walk-In Addiction Support

NEW! Walk-in Wednesdays
Support for those with addiction concerns without an appointment.
Screening and referrals for those with mental health difficulties.
When: Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Upstairs, Provincial Building – 401 Centre Street, Hanna


Summit Psychology

Offers Individual, Couples & Family Therapy and Assessment.  A Clinic is located in Hanna.  New patient 24-hour appointment guarantee.   Just see your family doctor for a referral and there is no fee as it is covered by Alberta Health Services.  Alternatively, you can book directly.   Contact Carla Turnquist at (403) 348-5160 or through the website  Summit Psychology

Hanna Family and Marriage Therapy Program

offers relationship and family counseling for those who are looking for support in resolving relationship conflicts, embracing a healthy relationship, and becoming empowered to make healthy choices for themselves and their family.  Supported locally, the program offers support to lower-income families through a sliding fee scale service.

To make an appointment contact Brittany Owens at 403-334-9599.

View the brochure here

Family & Marriage Therapy Information

Individual, couples and family counselling for residents of Hanna, Special Areas and surrounding communities.

Rapid Access Counselling

​Ready When You Are

  • Anonymous
  • Travel not required
  • Low wait time (max 3 business days)
  • Low cost
  • Uses phone or video
  • Available to ALL Albertans

Book online at or 1-877-244-2360


Centre for Online Mental Health Support

Live & Interactive this  new virtual support group is to help individuals and families cope.  While there are many groups offering static programs, or tools that can be downloaded, there was not the ability for large numbers of individuals to gain rapid, interactive support in a live format where they have the opportunity for immediate format and a question and answer opportunity.  Visit here: Centre for Online Mental Health Support


Provincial Psychologists of Alberta Telepsychology

Service Provided:  1-3 Sessions Pro-Bono. This is NOT a crisis line.

Psychologists are still practising and many are now using telepsychology.  If you need services or assistance during these challenging times, use the Psychologists Association of Alberta Disaster Response Network.  They are offering pro-bono psychological services with priority for health care providers and first responders traumatized by recent events.  This is NOT a crisis line or a referral service but pro-bono support by volunteer psychologists of 1-3 sessions for those in need.  To access this service, contact the Psychologists Association of Alberta by phone: (780) 424-0294 or Toll Free 1-888-424-0297.


Recovery College Canadian Mental Health Association

Everyone is welcome to attend these free courses.  No previous experience or prerequisites are required.  These are virtual delivery of Canadian Mental Health Association courses that focus on helping people recognize and develop their own resourcefulness and awareness in order to support themselves or their loved one’s recovery journey.  The courses are interactive and create positive learning experiences, emphasizing connection, hope, and belonging.  Recovery is a journey, not a destination.

A wide variety of courses are available:

  • 7 multi-week courses
  • 5 bite-sized courses (1 or 2 hours in length)
  • 3 private classes- 2 for front line workers through REACH Edmonton and one for Seniors Without Walls through the Southside PCN
  • a brand new, drop in virtual coffee chat session
  • courses specifically for seniors, for youth (16-24 yrs), for family members

Visit the website to learn more:

Big White Wall

An online anonymous, free, peer-to-peer mental health support community for Albertans 16+.  This is a safe place to share, connect, and support one another through daily challenges or major life events.

Big recognizes the infinite nature of human emotion.
White conveys the blank canvas that the site provides members to express themselves.
Wall symbolizes shelter and support as well as the barriers we sometimes need to break through to improve emotional health.

More information can be found at Alberta Health Services announcement on Big White Wall

Go directly to Big White Wall here.