“Of Albertans that do know that signs and symptoms, 75% do not seek services due to stigma and discrimination.” – Calgaryselfhelp.com
Serenity Now Foundation
The foundation is a non-profit that focuses on helping heal individuals who are struggling with addiction, stress, depression, anxiety, and trauma from a whole body perspective. The foundation provides individual and group services including counselling, nutrition, naturopathic services, osteopathic services, massage therapy, physiotherapy, personal training, yoga, and functional medical testing.
In Alberta’s current atmosphere, we are experiencing a lot of stress and mental health concerns. Despite advocacy to reduce the mental health stigma, it is estimated that 40% of Albertans do not know the signs and symptoms of mental illness. Of the Albertans that do know the signs and symptoms, 75% do not seek services due to stigma and discrimination. On top of this, our high cost of living and widespread layoffs have affected thousands. This has left more Albertan’s vulnerable to mental health issues. In order to improve mental health treatment in our province, we need to have an abundant supply of high-quality and holistic treatments.
Serenity Now Foundation was founded by Tessa Martin and now has a board of three members. We offer a sliding scale model, no session limits, and no wait list. All of these choices are made with the client’s best interest as a top priority.
To eliminate the barriers of traditional counseling and give those in need a chance to live a healthy life.