Our thoughts are with all Albertans impacted by the wildfires in Alberta, particularly with recent evacuations.
Albertans – even if not directly affected by the wildfires, may experience a sense of distress or vulnerability. As a provincial community, we have been through several natural disasters in the last decade and are still reeling from the pandemic lockdown and economic changes.
Whether you have been evacuated, you live near the current or past wildfires, or you are just watching destruction unfold in the media – particularly if you have family or friends who may be impacted and are concerned by about health, wellness, or safety – psychologists in Alberta are there for you.
The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta would like to help those who are experiencing distress due to wildfires. Our disaster response network members are offering pro-bono telepsychology services for those traumatized by recent events. This is not a crisis line or a referral service, but pro-bono support by volunteer psychologists of 1-3 sessions for those in need.
Together, supporting the psychological health of Albertans.
To access this service, contact the PAA Office at [email protected] or 780-424-0294.
Psychological tips for managing the distress of floods www.apa.org/topics/disasters-response/wildfires and dealing with wildfire distress at www.apa.org/topics/disasters-response/wildfires-tips.
CEO of Psychologists Association of Alberta