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Getting Support

Most of us go through life solving our day-to-day problems without needing help to cope with our feelings. But sometimes, things can get out of hand. A severe illness, an accident or an emotional crisis can overwhelm us, at least temporarily, and suddenly we need help.

How do you know if you need help?

Sometimes the need for help is obvious, and getting it is as simple as phoning for an ambulance or a fire truck. At other times, it can be hard to admit help is needed. This is especially true when your emotions are involved. The problem may be anything from what to do about an aging parent to a serious emotional problem such as depression. Here are some of the reasons you may decide you need help:

  • You find yourself feeling overwhelmed by feelings of anger or despair, and you cannot enjoy life anymore.
  • You used to be healthy, but now you are always feeling a bit sick and you are missing more and more
  • Your finances are out of control, and you are worried about being able to pay the next month’s rent.
  • You cannot “get over” the death of someone you loved.
  • There is too much conflict at home.
  • You are drinking too much or having some other kind of drug problem.
  • You are feeling suicidal

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and/or feel suicidal:

  • go to the nearest hospital
  • call police at (204) 677-6911
  • call a crisis line

Please call any of these support lines:

  • Cross Lake Crisis Centre 24 Hour
    Ph# (204) 676-3687
  • Sexual Assault Line 24 Hour
    Ph# 1-888-292-7565
  • Domestic Violence Crisis Line 24 Hour
    Ph# 1-877-977-0007
  • Crisis Line
    Ph# 1-888-322-3019
  • Gambling Help Line 24 Hour
    Ph# 1-800-463-1554
  • Thompson Crisis Centre 24 Hour
    Ph# (204) 778-7273
  • Manitoba Suicide Line
    Ph# 1-877-435-7170
  • Manitoba Farm & Rural Support Services
    Ph# 1-866-367-3276
    Monday – Friday 10am – 9pm
  • Mental Health Intake Thompson
    Ph# (204) 677-5350
    Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Health and Wellness:

  • Kids Help Phone 24 Hour
    Ph# 1-800-668-6868
  • Teen Touch 24 Hour
    Ph# 1-800-563-8336
  • Klinic Community Health Centre 24 Hour
    Ph# 1-888-322-3019
  • AIDS/STD Line
    Ph# 1-800-782-2437
    Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Gay & Lesbian Info
    Ph# 1-888-399-0005

To talk to any of the CMHA staff please contact us.

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