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World Suicide Prevention Day: What Can You Do to Help Prevent Suicide
News Posted On Sep 10, 2022

World Suicide Prevention Day: What Can You Do to Help Prevent Suicide

Trigger warning: This content contains information about suicide. This may not be reassuring and can be triggering to some individuals. We ask you to consider leaving this platform if you think the discussion could be traumatizing to you. For immediate…

Zane's Story
News Posted On Jun 13, 2022

Zane's Story

Zane had experienced many traumatic events before walking into their first day of junior high. Among bouncing around from school to school, Zane had a front-row seat to addiction, dangerous behavior, and emotional abuse. Due to these experiences, Zane…

Wendy's Story
News Posted On May 31, 2022

Wendy's Story

Building a life in Edmonton wasn’t easy for Wendy, a Kenyan refugee. Being isolated from friends and family and raising five children without support was overwhelming. Knowing very little English, Wendy did not have the means to advocate for herself.…

Depression Support Group
News Posted On Jul 01, 2021

Depression Support Group

Wake up. Pretend I’m OK. Sleep. Is this your cycle? Sometimes it’s easier to pretend you’re OK than having to explain why you’re not. Heather Pagenkopf meets many people who live this cycle in The Family Centre’s depression support group. You…

How Being Grateful Improves Your Mental and Physical Health
News Posted On May 01, 2021

How Being Grateful Improves Your Mental and Physical Health

Showing gratitude is one of the golden rules that guide us on how to treat others. From a young age, we were taught to be thankful to people who do good deeds to us. Being grateful helps build good relationships with the people around us and positively…

Depression: Symptoms, Triggers, and Tips for Coping
News Posted On Jan 01, 2021

Depression: Symptoms, Triggers, and Tips for Coping

If you’ve ever felt depressed, you know that being told to “cheer up” doesn’t work.  Many well-meaning friends and family members don’t understand that depression is different from that temporary feeling of being down in the dumps, sad, or…

New Supports for Managing Anxiety and Depression
News Posted On Nov 27, 2020

New Supports for Managing Anxiety and Depression

If you have anxiety or depression, you are not alone. Both are more common than you may think, but there are lots of healthy coping strategies to manage them.This fall, we’re introducing classes and therapeutic support groups for anxiety and depression.…

Michelle’s Story (Roots and Wings)
News Posted On Aug 14, 2018

Michelle’s Story (Roots and Wings)

Michelle was struggling with depression as she was building up the courage to get a divorce. Stuck in an abusive relationship, she felt that she had no control over her life. Even with her husband working out of town Michelle still found herself living…

When your painful past interferes in the present
News Posted On Aug 08, 2018

When your painful past interferes in the present

It is unrealistic to think that we can get through life without some sort of emotional pain. As human beings, we all experience challenges that change and form us into the people we are today. Just living in the world presents us with continual risk.…

The Family Centre acknowledges that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

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