Mental Health

Having to work and provide family care and self-care during these unprecedented times 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, so UNA encourages members in distress to use the following resources to assist you with monitoring your own personal mental health.


Health Link - Health Advice 24/7 - 811

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. 

Toll Free Crisis Line/Distress Centre - 403-266-4357

Mental Health Helpline - 1-877-303-2642

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

Addictions Helpline - 1-866-332-2322

Family Violence - 310-1818

Income Supports - 1-866-644-5135

Kids Help Phone (Youth Counselling Line) - 1-800-668-6868

Self Care and Resiliency 

Mental Health Commission of Canada: COVID-19 Mental Health First Aid

NSNU - Escape

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Text for Hope

Warning Signs of Suicide