Brain Stimulation in Edmonton: Your Donor Dollars at Work

March 14, 2019

Many of you joined us for our annual Mental Health Foundation Breakfast in 2017. At that time, we introduced the possibility and promise of a new technology—Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Continue reading…

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10 Years of Uniting Community Support

March 15, 2019

What do you do when your child is struggling with mental illness? Where do you go? Who do you talk to?

These questions are at the heart of the Foundation’s efforts this year, as we witness a growing number of families struggling to answer them.

The Foundation brought these questions forward on Wednesday to a room of 900 community members committed to learning more and taking action at our 10th annual Mental Health Foundation Breakfast, presented by Qualico and Synergy Projects. Continue reading…

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Catherine’s Story

November 14, 2018

Catherine de Beaudrap has navigated the mental health system for over 15 years. Now a parent and a teacher, she reflects on her past and how new changes to the system represent a gift to future generations.

As a teacher, Catherine de Beaudrap sees daily the struggles that many young students face. As an individual who faced similar struggles as a youth, it is her one hope that sharing her story can help others like them.

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Announcing Access 24/7: A New Front Door to Care in Edmonton

October 4, 2018

We’ve heard your stories and share your frustrations with the current addiction and mental health system. We are excited to announce, in partnership with the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, a new groundbreaking service coming soon to Edmonton, with the help of passionate donor support.

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Changing Minds: Our 2017-2018 Annual Report

September 10, 2018

We’re excited to present Changing Minds, our 2017-2018 Annual Report to the community.

This past year has been filled with innovation, collaboration, and,—above all—hope. Each act of generosity has had a ripple effect in the community, creating stronger addiction and mental health supports for the ones we love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The success of programs you helped support demonstrates what we can accomplish when we dream bigger. Together we’re making a difference.

Tomorrow’s addiction and mental health system is barrier-free, integrated, and easy to navigate. Thanks to you, we’re one step closer.

Click here to enjoy the stories inside celebrating your impact.

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Jumping Over the Bush

August 30, 2018

Inspired by her experience supporting her son through borderline personality disorder, Cindy Gerdes is redefining the family’s role in mental health care.

Featured in the Embracing Recovery section of the MHF 2017-2018 Annual Report.

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The Possibility of Being Green

August 30, 2018

Sharing the language of recovery with families, Skye Barbic breathes new life into how we explain mental illness to ourselves and the world around us.

Featured in the Embracing Recovery section of the MHF 2017-2018 Annual Report.

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Speaking Up for Mental Health: Clint Ludtke

August 30, 2018

Featured in the ‘Support from our Community’ section of the MHF 2017-2018 Annual Report.

The first thing you notice about Clint Ludtke is his big, bushy beard. In a school full of fresh-faced junior high students, it stands out. Sometimes people stop to comment.

But it’s all for a good cause.

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Sparking a Change

August 29, 2018

Featured in the “Thinking Bigger” section of the MHF 2017-2018 Annual Report.

While brain stimulation is no longer an emerging technology–it was first introduced as a neurophysiological technique in 1985–when Dr. Doug Urness first began offering it in Alberta in 2003, it had only just been recognized as a medical device by Health Canada

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6 Steps for Helping a Loved One Towards Recovery

June 28, 2018

Guest Post by Bethany Hatton

Alcohol and substance abuse negatively impact every aspect of a person’s life, including their relationships. If you suspect a friend or loved one is having an addiction problem it can be difficult to approach them about it.

However, addiction is a serious disease and early intervention offers a higher chance of successful recovery. Approaching the situation with care can encourage your loved one to take their first step towards getting help.

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