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This is Mental Illness Awareness Week

The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of mental health issues and to provide education and resources to those who live with mental health concerns.
#MentalHealth is often misunderstood and can be challenging to talk about, but it is important to remember it is manageable.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health concerns, please talk to your family doctor. Many resources are available across the province — no one has to suffer alone.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation honours the survivors of residential school, as well as their families and communities.
We recognize and commemorate the history and ongoing legacy of residential schools and the trauma experienced by the community. We encourage everyone to wear an orange shirt today while learning and reflecting on the history of Indigenous peoples.
For those who need support, a crisis line is available for National Residential School Survivors at 1-866-925-4419 or for non-Indigenous people, the Crisis Services Canada is available at 1-833-456-4566. These crisis lines are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
#reconciliation #EveryChildMatters #OrangeShirtDay #NDTR

World Heart Day

Thursday, September 29 is World Heart ❤️ Day, a day to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and its risk factors.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally and is responsible for more than 17 million deaths annually.
The good news is that many of these deaths are preventable. By adopting a healthy lifestyle and managing risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, we can dramatically reduce our chances of developing cardiovascular disease.
Walking is one of the simplest ways you can help your #HeartHealth. Regular walking can help reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels.
Discover new walking trails in your area.
Let’s all commit to caring for our heart health on #WorldHeartDay. Talk to your family doctor to learn how you can best take care of your heart.

Health Workshops

Alberta PCNs offer free health workshops and activities to help you better manage your physical and mental health.

Workshop topics include:
– smoking cessation
– mental health
– dietitian advice
– grief support
– diabetes management
– exercise classes
– and more!

Go to to find online or in-person workshops available to you.


#ABHealth #MentalHealth #Fitness #Nutrition #Wellbeing #Health #WorkshopWednesday

Annual Check Up

Did you know? A routine checkup is important to keep your health on the right track. If you are over the age of 50, doctors recommend going in for a checkup at least once a year, depending on your medical history.
Some benefits of a routine checkup include:
– early diagnosis and treatment of health conditions
– monitoring of existing conditions
– learning healthy habits
– developing a relationship with your doctor
Ask your doctor how often you should be coming in for a checkup.
#ABHealth #TalkWithYourDoc #annualcheckup

#Fitness Friday

It’s easier to stay active in the summer but as the season starts to change it can be more difficult to keep moving.


Walking is one of the easiest ways to exercise outside and a great way to fit in movement throughout the day. This fall, plan activities that involve walking such as apple-picking, hunting for the perfect pumpkin or simply enjoying the beautiful autumn colors in your neighborhood.


If you need more tips or support in staying active, talk with your family doctor. They can support you with your fitness goals and connect you with fitness resources.


#FitnessFriday #Walking #StayActive #GetMoving

World Alzheimer’s Day

Typically, Alzheimer’s disease begins with lapses of memory, difficulty in finding the right words for everyday objects or mood swings.

As Alzheimer’s progresses, the person may:

  • Routinely forget recent events, names and faces and have difficulty in understanding what is being said
  • Become confused
  • Undergo personality changes
  • Experience mood swings

Talk with your doctor about symptoms you or your loved one might be experiencing.


Learn more about Alzheimer’s and Dementia at


#AlzheimersDay #Dementia #Alzheimers

National Live Creative Day

Today is #NationalLiveCreativeDay — designed to encourage people to live their best, most creative lives.
It’s good for your mental health to do creative things and it’s good for your creativity to be in good mental health.
Does your creative self feel blocked? Primary Care Networks offer FREE mental and physical health workshops to support you on your health journey:

Mental Health Support

Mental health is often misunderstood and can be difficult to talk about, but it is important to remember it is manageable.

Here are a few resources individuals and families in Alberta can access to receive support for #MentalHealth concerns:

  • Alberta PCNs have a variety of resources including mental health workshops, social worker support and mental health professionals. Talk to your family doctor to learn more.
  • @Anxiety_Canada promotes awareness of anxiety disorders and increases access to evidence-based resources and treatment.
  • @CMHA Canadian Mental Health Association delivers free mental health programs, services, education and support for individuals and families.
  • @Albertahealthservice Access Mental Health offers non-urgent information, consultation and referrals for individuals with addiction and/or mental health concerns.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health concerns, talk to your family doctor.

#MentalHealthMatters #ABHealth #Alberta  #PCNBigCountry