Mental health issues and substance use problems often begin in the teen and early adult years. Addressing the issue early can help to reduce the supports needed and increases the chance for a better long-term outcome and improved mental wellness.
The Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, PolicyWise for Children & Families, and the Canadian Mental Health Association of Edmonton have developed a website—help4me.ca—to help young people recognize and understand early signs and symptoms of addiction and mental health problems that they, or someone they know may be facing. Help4me.ca also has important information on addiction and mental health supports and services.
Help4me.ca would not have been possible without the support of
Bell Let's Talk, and the teens and young adults who gave us their feedback along the way.
Sections of help4me.ca have been adapted with permission from mindcheck.ca, 2016.
This material is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified health professional.
Bell Let's Talk promotes awareness and action built on 4 key pillars: Fighting stigma, improving access to care, supporting world-class research, and leading by example in workplace mental health. Bell has committed to donate at least $100 million through 2020 to mental health programs.