Focusing On Our Mental Health During COVID-19

We all have physical health. Some of us live with health conditions and some of us do not. There are things that we can do that affect the quality of our physical health such as exercise, nutrition, sleep etc... Sometimes we are feeling healthy and sometimes we are not. Similarly, we all have mental health. Some of us live with mental health conditions and some of us do not. With or without the presence of a mental health condition, there are ways we can take care of, and improve our mental wellness.

We all have mental health, and it is okay to talk about it.  Have conversations and decrease the stigma surrounding mental health, and learn of resources and supports available. 

Strive to Thrive

Prairie Mountain Health has been developing a new mental health program called Strive to Thrive. The goal of the program is to decrease the stigma of mental health, and to provide resources and tools that promote positive mental health and skills for distress tolerance. The Strive to Thrive program has participants explore their symptoms of wellness and learn how they can further improve their mental health. During the course of the program, participants explore whether they are thriving or surviving. This program is adaptable for all age groups.

If you are interested in program delivery opportunities, please contact:

Melanie Hellyer, Healthy Living Facilitator/Community Liaison
Phone:  204-578-2196
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Christa Veitch, Health Promotion Coordinator
Phone:  204-328-6214
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Hannah Koetting, RSW, Community Health Facilitator
Phone:  204-734-6621
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Kristine MacDonald, O.T.Reg (MB), Health Promotion Coordinator
Phone:  204-523-3211
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Take time this month to focus on your mental health. It has been a stressful time for everyone, and it is okay to not be okay. There may be long-term effects on our mental health from the coronavirus pandemic. Show yourself compassion the way you would a loved one, and remember that you are doing your best. Reach out for help if you need it.

We all have mental health, and we need to talk about it.

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Other resources:

Government of Manitoba AbilitiCBT Virtual Therapy Program
http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/bewell/virtualtherapy.html

Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support:
https://ca.portal.gs/

Prairie Mountain Health Mental Health Services:
https://www.prairiemountainhealth.ca/mental-health

Prairie Mountain Health Crisis Line:
North: 1-866-332-3030
South: 1-888-379-7699

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text: 686868

If you are not feeling safe, or require immediate medical support, please call 911.