Mental Health + Mental Illness2018-10-02T18:38:44+00:00

Mental Health+
Mental Illness

Mental health is more than having or not having a mental illness. We can’t be truly healthy without it.

It involves how we feel, think, act, and interact with the world around us. Good mental health is not about achieving a “perfect” life. It’s about realizing our potential, coping with normal stresses of life, and being involved in our community. It’s important to remember that we are all unique, and so is our path to mental health.

Mental health is not a fixed state; it runs on a continuum, moving from optimum mental health to minimal mental health.  Every one of us will experience changes in their mental health at some point in their lifetime. When the demands placed on any individual exceed their resources or coping abilities, their mental health may be negatively affected.


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

Tel: 403-297-1700
Fax: 403-270-3066
Email: [email protected]

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

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