Mental Health Support Line 403-287-3511 (intake)
Our Support Line is an accessible resource for anyone struggling with their mental health. This confidential, short-term therapy is provided by a registered psychologist.
We provide up to three sessions free of charge, with additional support offered on a sliding scale.
Mental Health Resources
- Emergency 911
- JFSC Mental Health Phone Line 403-287-3511 (intake, office hours)
- Distress Centre Calgary 403-266-4357 - 24 hour line
- Access Mental Health (403) 943-1500 - 8am-5pm Monday to Friday
- Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter 403-234-7233 (SAFE) - 24 hour line
- Calgary Elder Abuse Resource Hotline (24 hours) (403) 705-3250
- Family Violence Info Line (24 hours) available in 170 languages (403) 310-1818
Videos and Reading
- Fear, Worry and Uncertainty: The Pathway to Anxiety By Roxanne Droppo, MA, RSW, JFSC Executive Director
- Tools and Tips for Managing Anxiety and Depression – Nadine Solyom, JFSC’s Provisional Psychologist, talks about depression and anxiety, and provides tools to promote mental wellness. Originally designed for Seniors Week, this video is helpful for all ages and stages.
- Listen and Learn with Rabbi Ilana: On Grief and Loss - Rabbi Ilana Krygier Lapides, JFSC Community Chaplain discusses grief and loss.
- “How to Cope with Traumatic Events”, Helpguide.org
Talking to Children about Violence
- Resources for Schools on Violence - PRIZMAH.org
- Talking to Children About Terrorism - 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Trauma Resources and Links
JFSC Domestic Violence and Coercive Control Resources 2021:
JFSC Mental Health Phone Line 403-287-3511
Distress Centre Calgary 403-266-4357 - 24 hour line
Access Mental Health (403) 943-1500 - 8am-5pm Monday to Friday
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter Helpline 403-234-7233 (SAFE) - 24 hour line
Podcast and Videos
Karen Gosbee on her memoir, "A Perfect Nightmare: My Glittering Marriage and How It Almost Cost Me My Life" en(gender)ed
Timekeeper by Chris Godwin - Public Service Announcement in the UK to educate people on what coercive control is.
Families of DV: What Doesn’t Kill Me – a film by Rachel Meyrick
No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder
See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill
Claire’s Law: Coercive Control in the Legal System: On Oct 5, 2020 Bill C-247, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (controlling or coercive conduct) was introduced as a Private Bill.
The Shame Borne in Silence: Spousal Abuse in the Jewish Community by Abraham J. Twerski
Shine the Light: Sexual Abuse and Healing in the Jewish Community by Rachel Lev
Domestic Abuse in the Jewish Communities of the Canadian Prairie Provinces – Open Access Journal - Download the document - (Research project initiated by JFSC about the scope of domestic violence in the Jewish communities of the Prairie Provinces)