The 24 Hour Crisis Line provides telephone support for individuals in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority who are experiencing a mental health or psychosocial crisis. Also provides information and helpful resources to individuals looking for themselves or someone else.
The Crisis Stabilization Unit is a nurse-managed, voluntary admission unit for individuals 15 years and older experiencing a mental health or psychosocial crisis. Located in Selkirk, the Crisis Stabilization Unit provides assessment, short term crisis intervention, treatment, and linkage/referrals to resources.
Mobile Crisis Services- Adult & Youth Outreach Team:
Mobile Crisis Services provides voluntary services that are available to residents of all ages that reside in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority area. They are a multidisciplinary team that responds to individuals that are experiencing a mental health or psychosocial crisis. They provide phone support and active outreach. Mobile Crisis Services can provide mental health assessments, crisis intervention, linkage to resources and short-term follow-up.
Call or text 988 to connect with a trained responder who will “listen without judgement, provide support and understanding, and can tell you about resources that will help”. Explore 988.ca to learn more about suicide and the 988: Suicide Crisis Helpline.
Antidepressant Skills Workbook: Simon Fraser UniversityA self-care manual that “provides an overview of depression, explains how it can be effectively managed according to the best available research, and gives a step-by-step guide to changing patterns that trigger depression”.
Alcoholics Anonymous Manitoba (AA)Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who have or are wanting to stop consuming alcohol. More information about the A.A. program is available on this website along with dates and location of Manitoba based A.A. groups.
Anxiety CanadaContains strategies and tools for managing anxiety across the lifespan, along with resources for educators and links to podcasts. Highlights the free, Mindshift CBT app and online self-help anxiety courses. Mindshift CBT Group Therapy is also offered at a cost.
Bounce Back“A free mental health coaching program designed to help adults and youth 13+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered online or over the phone with a coach, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness”.
Cannabis & Psychosis: The FactsWritten resource, authored by the BC Schizophrenia Society, exploring the potential connection between cannabis and psychosis.
Canadian Mental Health Association “CMHA provides advocacy and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.” Along with resources, this website contains a registration hub for numerous free courses that can be taken virtually or in-person.
Family Guide to Mental Health Recovery Peer-to-peer family videos, documentaries, online forum and text information & education resources designed to give family members real life guidance, insight and hope from families who have made the journey before you.
FoundryOnline tools and resources for young people ages 12-24 and their families. Topics include mental health, substance use, general wellness, self-injury, suicide, grief, etc.
Heads Up Guys Contains “strategies for improving mental health and preventing suicide” for men. Includes resources such as a “roadmap to recovery”, information for family & friends, and free self-help courses on rewiring negative thoughts, mindfulness, and managing anger.
Informed Choices About DepressionUp-to-date information about depression and treatments for depression. Includes written resources, articles, personal stories, and fact sheets.
Klinic Community HealthBased in Winnipeg, Klinic provides local and provincial health promotion, counselling, education, and crisis services.
Mental Health Education Resource Centre of Manitoba Physical and electronic library with a collection of books, audio books, videos, journals, presentation kits, courses, and newsletters on various mental health and wellness topics. Free, but a membership is required to access library.
Mind Your Mind Information, resources, and tools to help manage stress, crisis, and mental health problems for young people aged 14 to 29.
Mood Disorders Association of ManitobaSupport, education, and advocacy for those living with mental health illnesses. Offers peer support along with programming for women, men, indigenous, postpartum support, disordered eating, youth, and seniors.
Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen Non-profit, charitable organization located at Memorial Hall, 368 Jemima Street, Selkirk that provides coffee at 10:00am and lunch from 11:00am – 12:30pm every Monday – Friday, with special meals served on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Peer Connections Manitoba Education and support for Manitobans and their families, offering empathy, validation, and hope from those with lived experience.
Postpartum Depression Association of Manitoba“Not-for-profit volunteer organization, made up of both professionals and mothers with lived experience, that is committed to helping Manitoba families affected by Postpartum Depression get connected with the help they need now.” Website contains information about perinatal mood disorders and an extensive list of community programs and written resources.
PTSD Association of CanadaEducation and resources for people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), people who are at risk for PTSD, and people who care for traumatized individuals.
The 24 hour crisis line is available to all individuals who are residents in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority. Individuals call for a variety of reasons; they are in a crisis, they are concerned about a loved one, they require information on where/how to access mental health supports/services or they just need someone to talk to. When someone calls the crisis line and requires further support beyond a phone call, a community visit by the Mobile Crisis Services can be arranged. We can follow-up with resources with your permission or provide follow-up phone calls to you to ensure the crisis is resolved or determine if further intervention is required.
What can I expect when I call Mobile Crisis Services?
The Intake Worker will welcome you to the service and determine why you have accessed Mobile Crisis Services. They will have several questions on the nature of the crisis, who your supports are, and questions regarding your safety. If you are calling because you are concerned about another individual, they will want to know if the person knows you are calling and would be willing to have Mobile Crisis Services involvement. They will also want to speak directly with the individual if at all possible. Mobile Crisis Services provides voluntary services, so if the individual is not willing to access services they will assist you in problem solving on how best to get help for the person. If you call and it is determined that the nature of the call is an emergency and requires immediate intervention, they will request that you call 911 or will access 911 on your behalf if required. If Mobile Crisis Services is going to come out to see you and provide crisis intervention, they will triage your case and provide phone support until the Mobile Crisis Team is able to see you.
What can I expect after I call Mobile Crisis Services?
Mobile Crisis Services provides in-home or community (local hospital, school, or RCMP detachment) intervention, support, and short-term crisis management to youth and adults in need. You can expect a team of 2 mental health professionals to attend to your home or community destination to assess your mental health issues like anxiety or depression or other stresses (E.g. relationship, work, school, finances, grief/loss, family, substance abuse, other). We will provide support, referrals, and follow up to help you recover from your crisis. Our ultimate goal is to help you maintain your safety and diffuse your crisis.
What do I do if I need to call outside of Mobile Crisis Services’ hours?
If you or a loved one is having a crisis and the Mobile Crisis Services is not open yet, please call the 24 hour Crisis Line at Toll Free: 1 (866) 427-8628 or (204) 482-5419.
Is anyone having a crisis welcome to stay at the Crisis Stabilization Unit or must I be from the town it is located in?
The Crisis Stabilization Unit is available to all individuals 15 years of age and older residing within Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority
Can I go to school and stay at the Crisis Stabilization Unit?
Staff will encourage you to consider taking a leave from school or work during your stay with us. Oftentimes your place of employment or school environment is a major stressor in one’s life. While everyone’s needs are different, most people do remain on the unit for the duration of their admission in order to promote individual recovery and to support the safety and well-being of all those on the unit. Passes related to managing your health and well-being (e.g. medical appointments) are supported.
Can I bring my children to the Crisis Stabilization Unit?
The Crisis Stabilization Unit provides services on an individual basis only, it does not have the capacity to allow individuals to bring other family members with them for their stay. Children and family members are welcome to come visit the Crisis Stabilization Unit during our visiting hours (afternoon & evening). The Crisis Stabilization Unit staff would be happy to problem solve other ways to arrange childcare so you can come to the Crisis Stabilization Unit.
Can I bring my phone while staying at the Crisis Stabilization Unit?
Yes! You are welcome to bring and use your personal phone to keep in touch with family and friends, schedule appointments, listen to music, or use apps, etc. We do have some house rules about use of electronics. These will be reviewed with you at the time of admission.
Will I be seeing a doctor or psychiatrist during my stay at the Crisis Stabilization Unit?
The Crisis Stabilization Unit is a nurse-managed facility though consultation with a psychiatrist may occur with some individuals. Generally, if health issues require attention during your stay at the Crisis Stabilization Unit, you may be encouraged to see your regular primary health care provider or nursing staff may contact your provider by telephone at your request. Locally in Selkirk there is also a walk-in clinic and Quick Care Clinic for non-urgent medical needs. You may also choose to discuss a referral to a psychiatrist through your community mental health worker or your primary health care provider.
Crisis Stabilization Unit
A look inside: Crisis Stabilization Unit
The Living Room
Common area for individuals to play games or watch movies. Each day of the week there is a therapeutic group held for all individuals from 10:30AM-11:30AM. During these sessions you will learn a variety of things such as positive coping strategies and useful life skills. “Group is very helpful, I always learn something new every time I come here.”
The Dining Room
All meals are eaten together at the dining room table. Breakfast is provided continental style, lunch and supper meals are also provided. The Crisis Stabilization Unit will attempt to accommodate dietary needs where possible. “One of my favourite things about going to the Crisis Stabilization Unit was the great food, it was almost too good.”
The Wellness Room
This is a quiet place to journal, read, relax, do a puzzle or work on your wellness plan. Developing a wellness plan will support you in creating strategies aimed at helping you move towards crisis stabilization. “The wellness room is a nice and relaxing place to visit.”
The Crisis Stabilization Unit is an 8 bed facility that provides a safe environment. Staff are available to support individuals 24 hours a day. The Crisis Stabilization Unit welcomes all individuals 15 years of age and older. “I enjoy spending time in my room where I can read and have my own privacy.”
During the summer months the backyard is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Here you can participate in a variety of activities such as volleyball and bocce ball. “I am so thankful for the Crisis Stabilization Unit. I don’t know where I would be today without their support and services.”
The outdoor common area is a great place to read, journal or enjoy a morning coffee. “This place seemed very frightening at first because I did not know what to expect but I am so thankful for my time at the Crisis Stabilization Unit.”