Many residents in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) may be reliving painful memories from the 2016 Wildfire and the evacuation of the region as they see coverage of the wildfires in British Columbia.
Residents are reminded this is a natural response in recovery from trauma and they are encouraged to seek support.
There are many mental health resources available within the RMWB and across Alberta, including counselling and support services dedicated specifically to children, youth, adults, First Nations, students, teachers and families.
More information about how to access those services is available at rmwb.ca/support.
Residents can also dial 211 or 780-743-4357 which is a 24 hour non-emergency hot line connecting you to mental health supports through Some other Solutions, society for crisis prevention.
Any further questions about mental health resources in the community can be directed to the PULSE Line at 780-743-7000 or online at rmwb.ca/PULSE.
Residents wishing to support those affected by the wildfires in British Columbia are encouraged to donate to the Canadian Red Cross.