Children & OCD
If your child is in imminent physical danger (moderate or high suicide risk, actively self harming) or is at risk of seriously harming someone else, CALL 911 or go to the U of A Stollery ER (Edmonton) or nearest Emergency Department.
Children’s Mental Health Crisis Line at the 780-427-4491
For mental health advice or information, dial the Alberta-Wide AHS Mental Health Helpline: 1-877-303-2642
Alberta Children's Hospital
The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation is proud to partner in the creation of a new Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health. Together with Alberta Health Services (AHS) and our generous community, we are building a new and innovative Centre that will be located in the beautiful northwest neighbourhood of Hounsfield Heights. The Centre will be easily accessible by bus, LRT and vehicle, with onsite parking available. It is less than five kilometres from three of the four Alberta Health Services facilities currently serving pediatric mental health patients – the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Foothills Medical Centre and the Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre.
Dr. Bliss provides assessment and treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. Assessment, treatment, and consultation is offered to families, professionals, and schools managing OCD symptoms in children and adolescents outside of the Alberta Children’s Hospital catchment area.
Addiction and Mental Health - Crisis Services, Child and Adolescent
Services includes risk:
problem-solving with families and other providers
Service Providers May Include
mental health therapists
Child and adolescent age group (under the age of 18)
Professional referral not required. Clients and families can access this service directly by phone 780-427-4491
8440 112 Street
Kids Help Phone
Canada’s only 24/7, national support service
They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.
Whether by phone, text, mobile app or through our website, you can connect with us whenever you want, however you want.
The service is completely confidential — you don’t even have to tell us your name if you don’t want to.
Need help now?
Text CONNECT to 686868 to chat with a volunteer Crisis Responder 24/7.
Call 1-800-668-6868 to reach a Kids Help Phone counsellor 24/7.
Download the Always There app to chat live with a Kids Help Phone counsellor 24/7.
The goals of CASA’s programs and services are:
To offer accessible, effective mental health services to children and families from the Edmonton Region and Central and Northern Alberta
To promote knowledge and skill in the field of children’s mental health.
(Please note: Casa does not specialize in OCD treatment.)
Assessment and treatment services are generally provided by a multi-disciplinary team of health care providers.
Offer EMDR, play therapy and CBT. Call 780-342-2701 to make an appointment.
Please note, they do not specialize in OCD treatment. They provide CBT, but not ERP. See OCD Psychologists for OCD specialists.
UNSTUCK is an award-winning short film that explains OCD through the eyes of young people. It avoids sensationalizing compulsions and obsessions, and instead reveals the complexity of a disorder that affects the brain and behavior. As the group of resilient kids and teens roadmap their process of recovery, the film inspires viewers to believe it is possible to fight their worst fears and beat back OCD.
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