Mental health problems range from mental stress and strain to severe disorders. Mental health is as important as physical health and spiritual health to our overall well-being.
The Province of Manitoba's mental health services include:
- promoting good mental health
- identifying and intervening early in mental illness
- helping people living with mental health disorders
For mental health crisis and non-crisis resources in your area of the province, click here.
These services are provided through regional health authorities, the Selkirk Mental Health Centre and self-help and family support organizations.
If your family doctor or Employee Assistance Plan refers you, Manitoba Health pays for the services of a psychiatrist. To find a psychiatrist in your area contact your local regional health authority or ask your family doctor.
To find a psychologist in private practice in your area, ask your family doctor, call the Psychological Association of Manitoba at 204-487-0784 or visit their website at www.cpmb.ca.
For more information: Mental Health Services
Promoting Mental Health IACB Statement toward a Shared Medical and Christian Ethical Framework. To view the document click HERE
Recommended resources and information for persons with depression, for caregivers, family, friends, and for the larger caring community.
- The City of Winnipeg's list of Crisis Services and Support Lines - click here.
- Various websites and reading material - click here.
- Self-Help Organizations - click here.
- "What Is Depression?" TED Talk with Helen M. Farrell - click here.
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world
In the United States, close to ten percent of adults struggle with the disease. But because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol. Helen M. Farrell examines the symptoms and treatments of depression, and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering.