Addiction and Mental Health Access 24/7

In addition to the millions of individuals who struggle with their mental health, mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague. It probably affects someone you love. In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. You may be one of these people.

 

Earlier this year, you helped us open a single point of access for all adult addiction and mental health services in Edmonton: Access 24/7. Individuals needing access can now simply call (780) 424-2424 or walk-in to Anderson Hall at 10959 102 St NW, every day of the week, 24/7.

Your generosity is already helping people with the care they need to manage their mental health. In the first three months of operation, approximately 1,000 people walked-in and over 18,000 people called the center!

The door is now open, but the need for donor support doesn’t stop here.

Access 24/7 needs additional funding for family and peer support workers. Peer support workers make sure someone is always available who understands what a patient or family member is going through, someone who’s been there, too.

They walk beside a patient as a guide, advocate, and support system, enhancing their experience and increasing the chance of recovery.

 

After all the sales and spending of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a time to celebrate and encourage activities that support charitable giving in your community. Whether that means making a donation, helping a stranger, or just spreading the word, Giving Tuesday is a movement for everyone that wants to give something back.

Help us provide the highest level of mental health care to the patients who need it most. Donate today.

If you or someone you love are in need of mental health or addiction support please call 780-424-2424. Patients can also access care by going to Anderson Hall across from the Royal Alexandra Hospital emergency department, 10959 102 St. N.W.