Tags : mental health

Lethbridge organization rising above to help the community

A group called Rise Above is holding a movie night tonight for kids in preparation of the upcoming school year. Students will be given packs of goodies during the film, which will be provided by the Sutton Group of Lethbridge. The organization is hoping to raise awareness for mental health support in the community. The […]Read More

NDP asking for farmer mental health crisis hotline

The NDP is calling on the Alberta government to implement a 24/7 mental health crisis support hotline for farmers in our province. The NDP is also renewing their proposal for the UCP to provide five insured mental health sessions for Albertans. NDP Agriculture Critic, Heather Sweet, was in Lethbridge discussing how she has been talking […]Read More

AB Gov’t announces $7.3M funding to improve youth mental health

The province announced more funding to improve mental health services for Alberta’s youth. Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Mike Ellis, was joined by Children’s Services Minister, Rebecca Schulz, in Medicine Hat earlier on Tuesday to announce 7.3 million dollars over three years to expand mental health hubs across Alberta. Read More

Bike ride fundraiser raises money for mental health

A group of men is biking its way from Lethbridge to Waterton for a special cause. The bike ride is meant to raise money for those who are affected by mental health issues. As Micah Quinn explains, the trip will be 130 kilometres from Lethbridge to Wateron, but the group is ready for the challenge.Read More

Former paramedic reflects on work-related mental challenges

This week is National Paramedic Services Week.  It is an occasion to recognize hardworking and courageous professionals for their dedicated public services and to thank them for protecting our health and safety. We spoke with a local former paramedic and heard some unsettling stories. Since the early age of eight, Charissa Klamn knew she wanted […]Read More

Lethbridge Family Services to offer suicide awareness presentations

The mental health crisis has become a “parallel pandemic” to COVID-19.  That is according to a 2021 report from the United Nations.  Lethbridge Family Services (LFS) announced workshops and trainings they are offering when it comes to suicide prevention. Suicide awareness and prevention is a critical health response to COVID-19.  And Lethbridge Family Services believes […]Read More

Pastor weighs in on COVID-19’s impact on mental health

It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a mental health toll on many of us.  Psychologists, counsellors and even pastors are dealing with an influx of people who need help navigating their way through this dark time.  Pastor Joel Klemick with Miz City Church in Lethbridge offers some tips on how to […]Read More