Community Mental Health Resources

Health at Every Size Community

Red Deer PCN Wellness Group Programs

Eating Disorder Support Network

Alberta Healthy Living Program

Red Deer Canadian Mental Health

Mental Health Helpline 1-877-303-2642

National Eating Disorder Information Centre 


  • Health At Every Size by Linda Bacon
  • Intuitive Eating by Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole
  • 8 Keys to Recovering From an Eating Disorder by Carolyn Costin
  • Savor: Mindful Eating Mindful Life by Thich Nhat Hanh, & Lilian Cheung
  • Self Compassion by Kristin Nefff 
  • The Body Image Workbook 2nd Edition by Thomas Cash
  • The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris
  • The Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns
  • When the Body Says No by Gabor Mate


Video Resources

There is nothing more frightening than the moment we expose our ideas to the world. Author and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown shows us how to deal with the critics and our own self-doubt by refusing to "armor up" and shut ourselves off.

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.
Dr. Brené Brown is a researcher professor at the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work, where she has spent the past ten years studying a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness, posing the questions: How do we engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness?

In our anxious world, we often protect ourselves by closing off parts of our lives that leave us feeling most vulnerable. Yet invulnerability has a price. When we knowingly or unknowingly numb ourselves to what we sense threatens us, we sacrifice an essential tool for navigating uncertain times -- joy.

Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, co-author of Intuitive Eating describes how to make peace with eating via evidence-based research and the principles of Intuitive Eating. This presentation was given at the University of Northern Iowa.