September 8, 2017 12:39 pm
Updated: October 10, 2018 8:27 am

Mental health resources for Manitobans

Shannon Cuciz speaks with Sean Miller from the Canadian Mental Health Association about important mental health resources for Manitobans.


Sept. 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day so the Canadian Mental Health Association is shining a light on resources.

There are plenty of opportunities to find help for yourself, a family member or friend.

“It’ll actually help to reduce the attempts on taking their lives by talking about suicide with them, asking them directly,” Sean Miller with the Canadian Mental Health Association said.

“It’s watching, listening to life factors that may be at play in the person’s situation.”

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On Sept. 28 and Oct. 19 there is safeTALK training. You can also find training through the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority or Klinic here.

“Life factors may be at play in the person’s situation… if they’re going through what seems to be an insurmountable problem in their life and they talk about having a solution to it, that’s a key indication,” Miller said.

“It’s key to get involved and just simply get in a dialogue with them about it.”

Here you can learn about what to look for, how to ask the right questions, and determine what to do.

Below are numbers Manitobans can call as well.

  • Manitoba Suicide Prevention and Support Line (24/7) 1-877-435-7170
  • Crisis Line (24/7) (204) 786-8686
  • MB Farm, Rural & Northern Support Services 1-866-367-3276

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