The new diagnosis of a chronic disease like Diabetes, COPD, or Heart Disease can be incredibly stressful, not only for the patient, but also for their family and loved ones. Care and recovery, then, is about more than simply managing the medical components of your health - it is about looking at the whole-you, to help you and your family to build resiliency to not only cope, but to thrive and lead fulfilling lives.
Anyone going through a rough period in their lives can benefit from Mental Health supports - our Mental Health Therapists are here to help you find behavioural strategies and mindsets that enable you to reduce stress and to better manage your condition.
The WBPCN's Mental Health service is provided by a Mental Health Therapist who is also a registered social worker. We are also well connected with other agencies that provide mental health supports in our community; one of our focuses is to ensure that our patients are aware of all of the resources that are available to them.
Our Mental Health services are primarily intended for patients dealing with mental health and stress issues due to chronic disease.
In Fort McMurray, general mental health supports are provided by Alberta Health Services; they provide Psychiatry services out of the Hospital and other locations in our community. To learn more about the Mental Health supports provided by AHS, please visit: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lnfo/facility.aspx?id=1000249&service=7484.