In spite of ongoing efforts to raise awareness about mental health and mental illness, many who suffer from mental health-related problems are ashamed of asking for help. But sudden trauma, mental illness, or daily stressors can overwhelm us, at least temporarily, and suddenly we find ourselves unable to cope alone. Don’t wait until your problems are too big for you to handle: on this page, you’ll find more information regarding the mental health services available to you and your family, as well as how to respond when faced with a crisis situation.
Visit CMHA National to find additional resources and tips on getting help when you need it most.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, including (but not limited to) drug overdose or complications, severe side-effects from medication, or threats to harm the self or others, contact 9-1-1 or your local crisis hotline.
- Klinic Crisis Line – (204) 786-8686, or 1-888-322-3019
- Manitoba Suicide Line – 1-877-435-7170
- Kids Help Phone (available to Manitoba youth) – 1-800-668-6868
- Klinic Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline – (204) 786-8631, or 1-888-292-7565
A list of additional crisis services offered in each region can be found at Manitoba Healthy Living.
Do you know how to respond to a mental health crisis?
What about which actions you should take if someone you know is in need of treatment?
To answer these questions and more, Mental Health and Spiritual Health Care (a division of Manitoba Health, operating under the provincial government) has compiled a list of FAQs with regard to mental health and mental illness.
Topics covered include:
- Crisis recognition and response
- Finding help for friends and family
- Accessing treatment or medication within Manitoba
- Acquiring social assistance.
Psychologists, psychiatrists, community health organizations– so many different terms are used in the mental health industry that it often seems impossible to keep track of them all. Read on to find out more about what your treatment options are, the services they can provide you with, and how to access them within the province of Manitoba.