The Strathmore Addiction and Mental Health Clinic is one of many resources local residents can turn to to help cope and overcome their issues.  Through counseling and support many people can live a very healthy lifestyle even if they live with mental health issues.

"Strathmore is very lucky due to the closeness of the community and the hard work of the Family and Community Support Service.  Strathmore also uses a huge network of resources such as the church and student councilors to help deal with many issue," said Casey Jessen the manager of the Addiction and Mental Health Clinic.

"The most common cases of mental health problems are depression and anxiety.  The anxiety can be made more acute due to social media and information bombardment," she said. 

There is also a high rate of addiction with mental health issues.  The patient will often look for a copping mechanism to rely on for their mental health issue, usually alcohol is the most abused in southern Alberta.

  

More Local News

Prairies To Peaks Charging Stations Come to Alberta

The Alberta Government is providing $1.2 million in funding for the Peaks to Prairies Southern Alberta Electric Vehicle Network, which will cover over 1,700 KM of highways in Alberta. Lethbridge will…

CPR Course Taught At Strathmore Aquatic Center

The two day Standard First Aid Course took place at the Strathmore Aquatic Center on February 21 and 22. The course outlines most facets of life-saving techniques to be used in the field and in…

Quick, Pain-Free Hearing Test Available For Albertan Newborns

All newborns in the province are now eligible for a quick test that screens for permanent hearing loss. The hearing test, launched by the Alberta Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)…

New Town Hall Design Options

Members of Strathmore Town Council chose one option from draft designs presented by administration, for the new town hall. Council chose the second option, a L-shaped facility, which has the main…

New Economic Development Officer

The Town of Strathmore has a new Economic Development Officer, Alexandra Ross. She was recently employed by the Town of Okotoks, where she was part of their economic development team. She was part of…

Drumheller RCMP Arrest And Charge Two

Drumheller RCMP responded to an early morning break and enter in progress at the Canadian Badlands Passion Play site. On February 20, two males were arrested at a residence in Nacmine. Following a…

Expect Delays On Macleod Trail

Travelers are advised of road closures for Macleod Trail in Calgary this weekend. The north and southbound lanes will be closed at the interchange with Highway 22X Friday, February 22, from 9 p.m.…

Salad Recall Due To Listeria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has initiated a possibly nationwide recall for Eat Smart brand Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad in the bag kit. The recall is for possible Listeria monocytogenes.…

Whooping Cough Vaccine Made Free For Pregnant Women

The Government of Alberta has made the dTap vaccine free for all pregnant women. The dTap vaccine helps children that are younger than age seven develop immunity to diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping…

Brooks Drug Bust Leads To Arrests

A joint investigation by Brooks RCMP and ALERT (Alberta, Law, Enforcement, Response, Teams) has resulted in the arrest of three people and the seizure of nearly $25,000 worth of drugs. Muktar Abdo…

KenoraOnline.com is Kenora's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login