Resources & Support
Below is just a sample of the resources available to those who are struggling with mental health or are supporting someone who is. If you know of a resource that you believe would be beneficial to our community, we invite you to let us know about it through our Contact Us page!
11 of Us
This Edmonton based website walks you through the common signs that someone might be contemplating suicide and gives practical guidance and specific verbiage to have the important conversation with someone you suspect may be considering ending their life.
"Cleaning Up the Mental Mess" Podcast by Dr. Caroline Leaf
Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist, bestselling author, mental health and mind expert. Whether you are struggling in your personal life or simply want to learn how to understand and use your mind to live your best life, this podcast will provide you with practical tips and tools to help you take back control over your mental, emotional, and physical health.
"Changes That Heal" by Dr. Henry Cloud
Many of us struggle with anxiety, loneliness, and feelings of inadequacy. Changes That Heal by renowned psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud offers a down-to-earth plan to help us recover from the wounds of the past. (Spiritual Component)
Better Help Online Counselling
Making professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient – so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Counseling is available for individuals, couples and teens.
How to Support Someone Who is Struggling
BeThere.org teaches people how to recognize when someone might be struggling with their mental health and gives practical steps to help support them.
Mental Health Advocacy
Jack.org is Canada’s only charity that is training and focused on empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health in every province and territory. The goal is to increase education, improve attitudes and changing systems around mental health.
A place to anonymously share your mental and emotional health journey in order to break through fear, shame and isolation. You can also read the stories of others. There is significant healing in taking the vulnerable step to share your experience and put words to the journey you have walked. All stories are received and posted anonymously.
Band Together bracelets give you a tangible reminder that you are never alone in your struggles and that at your core, you are an overcomer. The bracelets were created with significant intention, right from the design including three white beads to the colours of the beads themselves. Wear your band with purpose and for solidarity – you are never alone!
A place to dive deeper into conversation and content to help support you in your mental health journey. Our podcast, blog post and community forums offer a place for you to connect with others who are facing similar struggles. We want you to experience authentic connection with the Band Together Community and receive support as you pursue your mental and emotional health.
A podcast focused on breaking the silence and bringing hope to the Mental Health Community. Join us weekly for captivating interviews with experts in their fields as well as members of our community. This raw, authentic and thought provoking content is meant to support and encourage on your path to positive mental health.
Weekly thought provoking and informative blog content from contributors including a mindfulness expert, counsellor, dietician as well as our community. We have partnered with a diverse group of blog contributors including counsellors, a family and marriage therapist, a mindfulness and meditation expert as well as members of our community. Read up on a variety of topics or use the keyword search to find topics of interest.