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Alberta Critical Incident Provincial Network

The ACIPN is a peer led, peer driven support network of first responders for first  responders, whose volunteers are trained in best practices and deliver support in accordance with the ACIAC standards.

CIPSRT Self-Assessment Tools

Accessing reliable and valid information is a core principle for The ACIAC. We thank CIPSRT for allowing a link to their website where we believe ACIAC website visitors will be able to access such information.

After selecting English or French you will be directed to a list of anonymous online screening tools provided by CIPSRT that will help identify symptoms of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Using the anonymous screening tools lets you compare your responses to previously published responses from the general population or other public safety personnel. Your results can help inform whether you should consider speaking with a health care professional to get additional assistance.


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The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) was launched in 1985 by a group who saw the need to provide information and resources to communities to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour. Like many others, CASP envisions a world in which people enjoy an optimal quality of life, are long-living, socially responsible, and optimistic about the future.

CASP’s ultimate purpose is to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour. We continue to be a touchstone for everyday Canadians and members of the media who want resources, guidance and education.


Rescource Numbers

Disclaimer – We will make every attempt to keep these number current and accurate, please always refer to your local directory or EAP.

Contact us directly for PDF’s of the Rescource Lists

USA

National Center for PSTD

Contact #: 1-844-698-2311          Website: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/

This website includes information about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Contact #: 1-800-273-8255

Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Information provided:

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Veterans Crisis Line

Contact #: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 / Text 838255

Support for deaf and hard of hearing #: 1-800-799-4889

Website: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

Information provided:

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?

Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

Canada

Adolescent Crisis Line

Contact #: 1-800-668-6868

Website: www.kidshelpphone.ca

Information provided:

24-hour access and support phone and on-line chat resources.

Canada Suicide Prevention Service

Contact # Text 45645 (4 pm to 12am)

When you are felling, suicidal, a crisis worker will text you back

Crisis Services Canada (CSC)

Contact # 1.833.456.4566 Available 24/7

When you are felling, suicidal, a crisis worker will text you back

Mental Health Help Line

Contact #: 1-877-303-2642

Information provided:

·         24-hour phone support for mental health concerns.

·         Support for crisis intervention.

Mental Health Programs, services and referrals.

OSILINK (National)

Contact #: 1-844-951-4163

Website: http://www.spiralphoenix.org

Information provided:

·         Made up of Clinicians and Researchers specializing in the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

·         Counselling, courses and workshops.

PTSD Association of Canada

Website: http://www.ptsdassociation.com

This website includes information about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Suicide Prevention

Contact #’s: 1-800-784-2433 or 1-800-SUICIDE

Information provided:

24-hour phone support for crisis/prevention.

Wounded Warriors (National)

Contact #: 1-888-706-4808

Website: http://www.woundedwarriors.ca

Information provided:

·         Support and resources to First Responders and their families. Financial support as needed.

Canada - Alberta

211 Hotline

Contact #: 211

Website: http://www.ab.211.ca/

Information provided:

Offers a referral system of local community supports and Social Services.

Access Mental Health – Alberta Health Services

Contact #: 403-943-1500

Website: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca

Information provided: Support, counselling and resources.

Addiction Helpline

Contact #: 1-866-332-2322

Website: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/amh.aspx

Information provided:

·         24-hour access and support.

Crisis intervention support.

Alberta Human Services – Abuse & Bullying

Contact #: 310-1818 (Family Violence Info Line)

Availability to speak with trained Staff over the Contact # 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in more than 170 languages. Chat anonymously on-line with Staff from Noon to 8:00 pm daily.

Children’s Cottage

Contact #: 403-233-CARE (2273)

Website: www.childrenscottage.ab.ca

Information provided:

Provides 24-hour child-care services for families in crisis up to 72 hours.

·         No cost for services.

·         Available to children (newborn – 8 years old).

·         Provides child care so parent can resolve and focus on their issues at hand.

·         Referral to support agencies and community resources.

·         Supportive non-judgmental atmosphere.

Short-term immediate shelter for families in crisis (Brenda’s House).

Distress Centre

Contact #: 403-266-HELP (4357)

Website: www.distresscentre.com

Information provided:

24-hour Crisis Hotline.Free crisis counselling by phone or in-person.

Family Violence Info Line

Contact #: 310-1818 Website: http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/abuse-bullying

Legacy Place Society

Contact #: Tel:  403-201-9945

Information provided:

·         24-hour access and support.  Short-term crisis housing.  Counselling referrals.

Family based programs regarding marriage, parent/child communication.