Mental Illness2018-09-07T17:52:31+00:00


Mental Illness

Mental illness is a change in thinking, mood or behaviour that negatively impacts a person’s life over a period of time.

If you have become sad, withdrawn or have noticed other changes in your feelings or actions for a period longer than two weeks, it may be time to ask for help. Just like a physical illness, a mental illness is a health problem and it does not discriminate. Anyone of any age, race or background, can experience a mental illness.

Mental illness is not a sign of weakness.

Experiencing a mental illness can be very overwhelming. You may wonder if you will ever feel like yourself again. It’s important to know that having a mental illness is not your fault. If you think you might have a mental illness, it’s important to seek help early. The sooner you seek help, the sooner you will start to feel better. With the right supports, a person with mental illness can get on a path back to mental wellness.


CMHA Main Office
#105, 1040 – 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3G9

Tel: 403-297-1700
Fax: 403-270-3066

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

NOTE: The Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region does not provide crisis services. If you are in immediate need of assistance contact the Distress Centre’s 24-hour Crisis Line at 403 266 HELP (4357).

CMHA Calgary and Recovery College