Mental health resources

Find community and online mental health resources, or browse issues by topic.

Community resources

Please note that while we believe these resources are reputable and of potential value to the campus community, AUArts does not officially endorse the following links or accept responsibility or liability for information noted within these external links.

For students who would prefer off-campus counselling support, there are several options of agencies that provide affordable services and/or referral information:

The Distress Centre or 403.266.4357 (HELP). The Distress Centre has 24-hour support, and their motto is “no problem is too small to call.”

The Calgary Counselling Centre offers counselling to couples, individuals, youth, and families, with services offered on a sliding scale based on income.

Carya offers counselling and workshops, with services offered on a sliding scale based on income.

Wood's Homes  offers immediate, no fee counselling.

Access Mental Health is a provincial organization that can help you navigate the addictions and mental health systems.

Online resources

The Canadian Mental Health Association is a nation-wide, voluntary organization promoting mental health for all through advocacy, education, research and service.

Helpguide is one of the world’s largest and most highly regarded mental health websites for unbiased, reliable information on a variety of subjects.

Mental Health Guide for College Students is designed to help you identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for college students. This guide will guide you on where and when to seek help as well. 

Issues by topic

Indigenous Student Support

AUArts Lodgepole Center


Aboriginal Futures


Addictions | Helpguide

Canada Alchohol and Drug Rehab Programs

Smart Recovery



Anxiety Disorders | National Institute of Mental Health                           

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Children and Adults with ADHD                 

Dr. Hallowell                                 

Russell A. Barkley

Careers in Art + Design


Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design               

Communication Skills

Effective Communication | Help Guide

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Depression + Bipolar Disorder | Canadian Mental Health Association

Depression | National Institute of Mental Health


Eating Awareness

Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta

National Eating Disorder Information Centre

Eating Disorders | Canadian Mental Health Association


PFLAG Canada


Calgary Outlink 

Youth Safe

Sexual Orientation | Centre for Sexuality

Gender Identity | Centre for Sexuality

Grief + Loss

Grief | Canadian Mental Health Association

Understanding Grief + Loss | Alberta Health Services

Grief + Grieving | Help Guide    

International Students

International Student Supports | AUArts

Learning Challenges

Learning Disabilities + Disorders | Help Guide

Mental + Emotional Health

Emotional Intelligence | Help Guide

Mental Fitness Tips | Canadian Mental Health Association

Positive Psychology Center

Authentic Happiness


How to Overcome Perfectionism  | verywellmind


Relationships and Communication | Help Guide


Understanding Self-Injury | Canadian Mental Health Association

Sexual Abuse + Harassment, Domestic/Partner Abuse

Domestic Violence and Abuse | Helpguide

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse

Alberta Human Rights

Sleep Issues

The Biology of Sleep | Help Guide

Sleep hygiene

Guide to the Health and Wellbeing Benefits of Sleep 

Stress Management

Stress | Canadian Mental Health Association        

What's Your Stress Index? | Canadian Mental Health Association

Stress | Helpguide

Suicide Intervention and Prevention

Centre for Suicide Prevention      

National Institute for Mental Health    

Time Management

Time Management - Plan to Succeed    

Work-Life Balance


Work-Life Balance Quiz | Canadian Mental Health Association