Building Mental Health Crisis Response Workshop

The Building Mental Health Crisis Response Capacity in Alberta event held on November 8, 2010 in Viking, Alberta, brought together researchers from the University of Alberta - Augustana Campus, including Dr. Lars Hallstrom, Director of the ACSRC, and Dr. Rebecca Purc-Stephenson, Professor of Psychology and representatives from the Canadian Mental Health Association for East Central Alberta, along with representatives from the hospitals and health services units from a number of communities in the 14 counties that compose District 5 (Edmonton East).

By connecting with community members from District 5 that are affected by the lack of capacity in regards to mental health crisis response capacity in rural areas, the CMHA and the University were able to gain insight into the issues surrounding the mental health crisis response problems in order to begin to assess and design a rural Albertan Mental Health Crisis Response program.

Support for this project is being provided by The Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN).