Counselling at OHS
Family School Liaison Counsellor (FSLC)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by classwork?
Are you having problems because your parents are splitting up?
Are you worried about a friend?
Do you feel like you don’t fit in?
Every student will experience difficulties from time to time. Sometimes it’s just not possible to sort through the tough times alone. Problems can build up and you may lose sleep, find you can’t concentrate on homework, or even become depressed. When you need to talk to someone, your school counselling team is a great place to start. They know how to listen and help.
It’s perfectly OK to make an appointment because you’re feeling bad or not doing as well in school as you’d like. It’s the FSLC's job to help people figure out what’s going on. In fact, it’s often better to see your counsellor as soon as you know something’s up, even if you don’t know what the trouble is. Chances are you’ll be able to solve a problem faster when you have the skill and resources of the counsellor behind you.
Family School Liaison Counsellor Mrs. Thiele can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
FNMI Family School Liaison Counsellor Michele Edwards can be reached at: email@example.com
AHS Mental Health and Addiction Services are free, voluntary and confidential Counselling Support
You MAY want to meet with Jason if…
- You are looking for information or resources on drug use.
- You have questions about substances such as alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.
- You are worried about yourself or someone else.
- You want to evaluate your substance use and how your use compares to peers your same age.
Here are some helpful sites and numbers:
Get Help 24-Hour Support Crisis Lines
No problem is too small to call 403.266.HELP (4357)
They are available to talk anytime – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Crisis doesn’t take time off, so neither do they. When you make a call to Distress Centre, you will always get an answer, an open mind and a caring ear.
If it’s too hard to say out loud and you’d prefer to talk to about your problems with someone online, then our online chat or email support might be for you. Chat is available from 5pm-10pm daily and is accessed from our home page http://www.distresscentre.com/.
Emails are responded to within 24-48 hours (not an immediate response) so if the issue is urgent, please call the crisis line. However, if you can wait for a response and would prefer to email, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or KidsHelpPhone.ca
Provides free counselling and information by trained professional counsellors, is anonymous and confidential, open 24/7, and non-judgemental.
Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) Toll Free in Southern Alberta
Suicide. Even the word is scary. But we’re not afraid to talk about it. We have a special number to call if you, or someone you care about is feeling hopeless or having thoughts of suicide. Because talking about it is how it starts to get better. We provide confidential, non-judgmental support to anyone feeling suicidal, thinking about suicide, is worried about someone else or who has lost someone to suicide.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Information in Languages other than English The Multilingual Resources section has been created to provide multi-language information on mental health and addiction to people for whom English is not a first language and professionals who work with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse background.