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Finding Your Foundation: A Mental Health Series

Our community has recently suffered many tragic mental health-related losses. Find out how you can recognize when someone is considering suicide, and learn how to cope with life including the trauma of grief and loss during this three-part series.
Posted on 04 November 2020 by Gillian.

We are partnering with the Canadian Mental Health Association Alberta Southeast Region (CMHA) to offer a series of Mental Health Sessions in our Library Theatre over three Saturday afternoons in November & December. Details of each presentation are below. Please register for these programs by calling 403-502-8525. Masks mandatory.

Can't be here in-person? We'll post a video of each presentation the week following. Mark yourself as 'going' on the Facebook Event to be notified when the videos are available.

Small Talk Saves Lives

Saturday, November 14 at 2:00 pm

An hour long suicide awareness presentation focusing on how to recognize when someone might be considering suicide and how to respond. Also included is a discussion on community resources that can help and how to access them. 

Learning How To Swim

Saturday, November 28 at 2:00 pm

An hour long presentation on grief and loss. Learning to Swim focuses on understanding what grief is, different types of losses people can experience, as well as a discussion of community resources that can help those who are struggling.

Coping With Life

Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 pm

An hour long presentation on coping with all of the things life throws at us. Attendees will learn not only how to recognize stress, but also how to build resiliency in their lives to combat those stressors.

P.S., We created a list of Mental Health Resources that deal with suicide, grief & loss, anxiety, depression, and more. Take a browse through it here

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PSA: Reading Not Cancelled

The Library will close to the public again beginning on Saturday, December 12 at 5:00 pm in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. This makes us incredibly sad because we LOVE what we do! We LOVE our patrons. We LOVE interacting with you all on a daily basis.  Even though our service will look a little different for at least the next four weeks, we look forward to still serving you. Here’s what you can do with your library card during this second government-mandated lockdown. more
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