Catholic Health Association of Manitoba

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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.

For more information: Mental Health Services

Mental Health

Promoting Mental Health IACB Statement toward a Shared Medical and Christian Ethical Framework.  To view the document click HERE


Half-day Workshop PPT slides on Mental Health in the Workplace - May 2023


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.

  • General Help Lines

    • Crisis Services Canada Telephone: 1-833-456-4566
    • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:  Telephone: 1-800-463-2338
    • Wellness Together Canada
      Adults: Text WELLNESS to 741741
      Front Line Workers: Text FRONTLINE to 741741
    • Kids Help Phone:  Telephone: 1-800-668-6868
    • First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line:  Telephone: 1-855-242-3310
    • Trans LifeLine:  Telephone: 1-877-330-6366
    • Strongest Families Institute:  Telephone: 1-866-470-7111


Managing your Mental Health for you and those you care about 

Presentation of March 10, 2021:  Tips for someone with mental health issues

Audio file from Zoom presentation of March 10, 2021

Managing your Mental Health - For You PPT Presentation

Presentation of March 24, 2021:  Tips for those who know someone with mental health issues

Managing your Mental Health - For someone you care about PPT presentation


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.