mental health


How to Know if You Are Being Bullied at Work (and What to do About It)

It’s National Stop Bullying Day, which for many of us may evoke visions of stolen lunch money and playground shenanigans. We tend to think of bullying as a concept concerning children and youth, as though adults eventually grow out of it. Unfortunately, the reality is that National Stop Bullying Day […]


Art Turns Lives Around: Story of Art Instructor at DECSA

Who knew that pencil crayons could turn your life around? If you told Emma a year ago that today she’d be a thriving artist and the instructor of Try Angles – an art class under the umbrella of the Community Linking Programs, Wellness Network – she wouldn’t have believed you. […]


Lillian in Assets Finds Work, Home and Hope

Lillian had been homeless for twelve years when she arrived at DECSA exhausted and discouraged. She was facing mental and emotional health challenges, and she was more than ready to find some stability. “I was broken, and I was trying to hide it, but I felt like I wasn’t worth […]


Researchers Say, “Being vulnerable improves mental health.”

Every day at DECSA, we work with people who are living with shame because of differences they have, experiences they’ve had, and choices they’ve made. We all live with shame, and it’s frightening to be vulnerable about the weak and damaged parts of ourselves, so we keep our secrets hidden. But […]


Looking for Employment? Join ASSETS FOR SUCCESS Before August 21!‏

PLEASE NOTE: As of August 21, intakes for our Assets for Success program are closed for the year. If you have a mental health condition (depression, stress, phobia, anxiety, etc) and employment is your goal, then Assets for Success is the program for you! Am I eligible for this program? Albertans 18 years […]


Volunteering for Health!

When we talk about reasons for volunteering, we often think about how it nice it can look on a resume, or how rewarding it is to give back to our community. Sure it’s great to volunteer for those reasons, but what about the potential health benefits we can reap? Here are three reasons […]


maladjusted

Theatre for Living in collaboration with Alberta Health Services, the University of Alberta and the Canadian Mental Health Association   Present…   maladjusted stops for two performances in Edmonton, Alberta on  February 27 at 7:30pm and February 28 at 2:00pm  Boyle Street Community League, 9538 – 103A Avenue Tickets $15 available here Information line: 780-735-4943 […]


Francine is Enjoying the Assets for Success Program

“My teacher is wonderful. She’s funny. It feels like she’s a twin to me because we’ve experienced the same stuff,” says Francine, a participant in DECSA’s Assets for Success program. Tanya, Francine’s “wonderful” facilitator says, “Francine is eager to learn, and she is very enthusiastic in every aspect of her […]