If you are in a crisis, someone with mental health training will come to you Mobile Intake: 8:30 am to 12:00 am 7 days a week Mobile Adult Team: 2:00 pm to 2:00 am 7 days a week Mobile Youth Team 1:30 pm to 9:30 pm Monday to Friday
Open 24 hours 7 days a week to help you if you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, if you are concerned about someone else’s mental health problems, or if you have been impacted by suicide: http://reasontolive.ca/
Free counselling for anyone in Manitoba who lives on a farm, or who lives in a rural or northern community. Open Monday-Friday from 10am-9pm, however there is an after hours number: https://supportline.ca/
Click the image below for a resource on suicide prevention from the Canadian Mental Health Association
Keeping Yourself Safe – Developing a Safety Plan
It is very helpful to have a written safety plan for when you have thoughts of hurting yourself. Have a trusted family member, friend, or a professional help you to complete this safety plan. Keep this plan somewhere you can see or find easily. Write down the steps you will take to keep yourself safe. Follow the steps. If you follow the steps and still do not feel safe, call a crisis line, get yourself to a hospital emergency room, or call 911.
Click on the safety plan below. This is also a great resource for finding information about what to do when you have suicidal thoughts, how to understand the thoughts and feelings associated with suicide, and how to decrease future occurrences of these thoughts.
Being Suicide Aware
What to look for:
Someone who threatens suicide
Someone who appears depressed and withdrawn
Someone who self harms
What can put us at risk:
A prior suicide attempt
What can keep us safe:
Positive mental health
Asking for help
Having positive coping strategies (e.g. exercising, calling a friend, listening to music, etc.)
You can help by:
Asking the individual, “Are you having thoughts of suicide”. This will not put any ideas into their head, but will allow you to identify if they are at risk of suicide (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
If you would like to talk to a professional this is a great website to find someone you think you could trust. This website includes short biographies about the counsellors as well as what insurance plans they cover
Your family, friends, neighbours, teachers
They can be a great resource as some to talk to. If they are unable to help, they may be able to connect you with someone you can speak with.
How we see the world shapes who we choose to be — and sharing compelling experiences can frame the way we treat each other, for the better. This is a powerful perspective.
Visit Reason To Live to get assistance with learning new coping mechanisms and helping with the grief that follows a suicide
Suicide Learning Modules for Health Care Professionals
This resources is for physicians and nurses who would like to learn more about suicide. The modules can be found on the Mental Health Commission of Canada website
Apps for Your Phone
Hope by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is a free smartphone app that provides suicide prevention information, tools and crisis resources to support and guide individuals when they are experiencing thoughts of suicide.
A free Suicide Prevention and Awareness App that offers access and guidance to support for those suffering in crisis and those who have suffered the devastating loss of a loved one from suicide.
The Kids Help Phone site provides options to connect with other youth and access support forums & real-life stories. Get crisis support right now via text.
This website page has been endorsed by the Interlake-Eastern Suicide Prevention Committee that is comprised of community members and community agencies/organizations. The committee’s mission is to support initiatives that are designed to prevent the occurrence of suicide by promoting mental well-being and encouraging help-seeking behavior through awareness and educational activities. Each year, the committee supports health and wellness initiatives that differ year to year.