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What services are offered by the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority?

The Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority Adult Community Mental Health Program is a multi-disciplinary program that aims to provide comprehensive and strengths-based mental health assessments, recommendations, and treatment options, as well as consultation for those adults who may be presenting with symptoms suggestive of mental health problem/illness and/or co-occurring disorders and who reside within the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority.

The Adult Community Mental Health Program offers:

  • Recovery-oriented, short term, individualized therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Mindfulness classes
  • Managing Difficult Emotions classes 
  • Referrals and/or consultation with internal and external resources
  • Case Management — which may include advocacy, connecting to community resources and services, goal setting, and recovery planning
  • Intensive Case Management — provides services for persons (age 18 years and older) with longer term mental health illness. This component involves the systemic provision of education and supportive interventions to increase a person’s skills and confidence in managing their health and social difficulties, including regular assessment of progress, goal setting and problem solving support.
  • Services are time limited with a focus on the process of personal recovery

To inquire about these services, please call: 1 (866) 757-6205 toll free or (204) 785-7752 (Selkirk and area)


Mental Health Support Centres

The Selkirk & Interlake Mental Health Support Centre provides community based services for adult persons with lived experience, and individuals who may be seeking mental health support that is rooted in the foundation of Recovery. It is a drop-in centre that provides a lunch program, coffee house, support and referrals, work program, book store, and a relaxing atmosphere with a garden area. To learn more about this support centre, check out their new website or call (204) 482-3536. To see what the other support centres in the Interlake-Eastern RHA offer, please see the phone numbers below. 

  • Arborg (204) 376-5066 — 237 Main Street
  • Ashern (204) 768-2915 — 1 Main Street
  • Lac du Bonnet (204) 345-5570 — 82 2nd Street
  • Lundar (204) 762-5769 — 50 Main Street
  • Selkirk (204) 482-3536 — 242 Manitoba Avenue

NEW! For more information and photos of the support centres, check out: www.selkirksupportcentre.ca


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Mindfulness (CBTm)?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Mindfulness (CBTm) is a structured, short-term, present-oriented therapy that focuses on developing flexible, realistic thinking patterns and functional behaviours to improve emotional functioning. CBTm is the recommended first-line treatment for many common mental health conditions including mood and anxiety disorders. It was developed based on the observation that our emotions tend to be closely connected to our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the future, as well as how we interact with the world. CBTm uses a variety of different techniques that are tailored to the individuals own pattern of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

Is medication the only way that mood problems can be treated?

Antidepressant medication can be very helpful to some individuals, lifting their mood and reducing other symptoms such as loss of appetite or having difficulty concentrating. However, medication is rarely a complete treatment for mood problems. It is important that the individual also makes changes to the way they think about and handle their life. Medication is not to be used to continue living an unhealthy or unfulfilling lifestyle. Rather, medication can give the individual energy and lift their mood in order for them to make positive changes in their life such as regular exercise and working toward life goals.

(Antidepressant Skills Workbook)


Looking for resources?

Resources such as smartphone applications, websites, and books are effective ways for individuals to take charge of their own recovery and manage their mental health. These resources do not replace treatment recommendations by a primary health care provider, but are a way to help learn about mental health and manage it in a healthy and effective way.

Adult Power Page - Resources and Supports for Adults (English)

Quête d'autonomie - Ressources et services de soutien pour adultes (français)

Smartphone Applications

Click on the smartphone application logos to learn more.
 Calm in the Storm

Calm in the Storm helps you to identify, assess and track your own stress levels and provides easy-to-use and highly effective mind/body practices. 

 Mindshift Mindshift will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking and identifying active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety.
       
 Healthy Minds

Healthy Minds is a problem-solving tool to help deal with emotions and cope with the stresses you encounter both on and off campus. The goal: Keeping your mind healthy.

 Pacifica Pacifica gives you holistic tools to address stress, anxiety, and depression based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, relaxation and health.
       
 The Life Line Canada The Life Line Canada offers access and guidance and support for those suffering in crisis and those who have suffered the devastating loss of a loved one from suicide.  Stop, Breathe, & Think Stop, Breathe, & Think is a free mindfulness, meditation, and compassion-building tool that is simple, fun, and easy to use.
       
 Mindfulness Coach Mindfulness Coach was developed to help Veterans, Service members, and others learn how to practice mindfulness.  Virtual Hope Box Virtual Hope Box contains simple tools to help individuals with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.

 

Websites

Hover over the links below for a brief description of what each website offers.

Addictions Foundation Manitoba (AFM) 

Antidepressant Skills Workbook: Simon Fraser University

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM)

Anxiety BC

Bounce Back

Canadian Centre on Substance Use & Addiction

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Coping with a Parent with a Mental Illness

Depression Hurts

Family Guide to Mental Health 

Heads Up Guys 

Informed Choices About Depression

Interlake-Eastern RHA: Community Wellness Team 

Manitoba Farm & Rural Support Services

Manitoba Schizophrenia Society 

Mental Health Education Resource Centre of Manitoba

Mind Check

Mind Your Mind 

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba 

Postpartum Depression Association of Manitoba 

PTSD Association of Canada

Rainbow Resource Centre 

Suicide Prevention

The Language of Suicide - English

The Language of Suicide - Ojibwe

The Language of Suicide - Cree

The Language of Suicide - Oji-Cree

 

Print Resources

Book titles written in green were donated by the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority's Suicide Prevention Committee to all 18 libraries within our Regional Health Authority.

Anxiety:

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook (3rd Edition) (2001) By Edmund Bourne, Ph.D.

The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution  (2011) By David A. Clark, Ph.D and Aaron T. Beck, MD.

10 Simple Solutions to Worry: How to Calm Your Mind, Relax Your Body & Reclaim Your Life (2006) By Kevin Gyoerkoe, PSY.D and Pamela Wiebarta, Ph.D.

10 Simple Solutions to Shyness: How to Overcome Shyness, Social Anxiety & Fear of Public Speaking (2004) By Martin M. Antony, Ph.D.

Dealing with Feelings of Anxiety Bookmarks: Anxiety (English) and Anxiéte (français)

 

Bipolar Disorder:

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know (2002) By Dr. David J. Miklowitz, Ph.D.

 

Borderline Personality Disorder:

The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living With BPD (2007) By Alexander L. Chapman, Ph.D., and Kim L. Gratz, Ph.D.

 

Depression:

The Feeling Good Handbook (1999) By David D. Burns, MD 

The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living (2008) By Dr. R. Harris

Managing Your Depression: What you Can Do To Feel Better (2013) By Susan J Noonan, M.D., M.P.H.

The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness (2007) By Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, and Jon Kabat-Zinn

Rethinking Depression: How to Shed Mental Health Labels and Create Personal Meaning (2012) By Eric Maisel, Ph.D.

Dealing with Feelings of Depression Bookmarks Depression (English) and Dépression (français)

Living with a Black Dog, his name is DEPRESSION (2006) By Matthew Johnstone

Mind over Mood: 2nd Edition (2005) By Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky 

 

Grief:

Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart (2004) By Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.

When Your Soulmate Dies: A Guide to Healing Through Heroic Mourning (2016) By Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.

 

Mindfulness:

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook (2010) By Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein 

Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness (2010) By Susan L. Smalley, Ph.D. and Diana Winston

The Mindfulness Revolution: Leading Psychologists, Scientists, Artists, and Meditatiion Teachers on the Power of Mindfulness in Daily Life (2011) Edited By Barry Boyce

Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life (2005) By Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:

Stop Obsessing: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions (2001) By Edna B. Foa, Ph.D. & Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

 

Panic Disorder:

10 Simple Solutions to Panic: How to Overcome Panic Attacks, Calm Physical Symptoms & Reclaim Your Life (2004) By Martin Antony, Ph.D. and Randi McCabe, Ph.D.

 

Parenting:

Hold on to Your Kids (2013) By Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate, MD 

 

Postpartum Depression/Anxiety:

This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression (2013) By Karen R. Kleiman, MSW, LCSW & Valerie Davis Raskin, MD.

The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook: Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions (2009) By Pamela S. Wiegartz, Ph.D. & Kevin Gyoerkoe, Psy.D

Local courses in our region:

Dealing with Postpartum Depression Bookmark: Postpartum Depression Bookmark

The Pregnancy & Postpartum Anxiety Workbook (2009) By Pamela S. Wiegartz and Kevin Gyoerkoe 

  

Schizophrenia/ Psychosis:

After her Brain Broke (2010) By Susan Inman 

The Quiet Room (1996) By Lori Schiller & Amanda Bennett

   

Stress

Dealing with Stress Bookmarks:  Stress (English)and Stress (français)

Dealing with Exam Stress Bookmarks: Exam Stress (English)and  Le stress lié aux examens (français)

Wellness:

The Gifts of Imperfection (2010) By Brene Brown 


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