Resources / Mental Health

Having to work in health care and provide family care and self-care can not only be stressful but can be traumatizing. United Nurses of Alberta recognizes that these events can affect our members in different ways. There is no right or wrong way for each individual to respond to stress and trauma.

The health and safety of our members and their patients remains our priority. UNA encourages members in distress to use the following resources to assist with monitoring their personal mental health.

Crisis Lines

Suicide Crisis Helpline - 988. If you’re thinking about suicide, 9-8-8 is here to help. Call or text 9-8-8 toll-free, anytime. 

Crisis Line/Distress Centre Calgary & Southern AB - call or text 403-266-HELP (4357)

Distress Line Edmonton & Area - 780-482-HELP (4357)

Mental Health Helpline - 1-877-303-2642

Provincial referrals for community, government, & social services - 211

Addictions Helpline - 1-866-332-2322

Family Violence - call or text 310-1818

Emergency Income Supports - 1-866-644-5135

Kids Help Phone - 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868


Health Link - Health Advice 24/7 - 811

Warning Signs of Suicide (MyHealth Alberta)

Self Care and Resiliency 

NSNU - Escape

CDC Emergency Responders

Text for Hope