Mental Health

Mental Health

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Mental Health

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Not sure what Mental Health looks like? Concerned about mental illness? Check out some of these websites for a better understanding and more information.

Canadian Mental Health Assiciation 
The Canadian Mental Health Association has a very user friendly website to help develop your understanding and awareness of mental illness in Canada. 

Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research 
There is a lot of great discussion surrounding mental health in the military, and the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research has been working for years to develop effective treatments for all our health. Click above to take a look at what they are working on.

Healthline
Healthline has compiled videos regarding depression for ease of delivering a message of hope and understanding.

Can Praxis
While the Canadian Forces uses team building, communications training and leadership development to prepare soldiers for war, Can Praxis uses horses to help soldiers recover from it and regain their family relationships.
Can Praxis is a collaboration between Steve Critchley and Jim Marland. Critchley is a 28 year veteran of the Canadian Forces and an international mediator, facilitator, negotiator, and trainer. Marland is a registered psychologist, Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator, mountaineer, sailor, corporate trainer and a professional speaker. Visit their website for more details and to contact them directly.

Help is available, you are never alone
The MFRC offers free short-term, confidential support to CF members and their families experiencing challenging situations and events. Our services are in place to enhance the social functioning and emotional well being of CF families. See the tabs in this section for details on each of our three counsellors.

Resources available
  • The Duty Chaplain (after 1600 hrs): 765-3000 ext. 3044.  Ask for the Duty Chaplain on base. 
  • Base Mental Health Services: (Main Line)  765-3000 ext. 3177 
  • Shilo Military Police: 911  Non-emergency: 765-3000 ext. 3337
  • Westman Women’s Shelter and Crisis Line: 727-3644
  • Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba: 726-6030
  • Canadian Forces Member Assistance Line (CFMAP): 1-800-268-7708 
  • OSISS (Operational Stress Injury Social Support): 1-800-883-6094
  • Westman Crisis Services: 204-725-4411 or 1-888-379-7699
  • Manitoba Suicide Line: 1-877-435-7170 or visit thier website
  • Manitoba Farm & Rural Stress: 204-571-4180 or 1-866-367-3276
  • 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
  • Family Information Line: 1-800-866-4546
  • CFMAP: 1-800-268-7708
  • Brandon Regional Health Centre Emergency Room: Go directly to or call 204-578-4166
  • Chat Support Line: 1-866-367-3276 or chat with them online 
  • Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba: 204-725-8550 
  • Mood Disorders of Manitoba: 204-725-8555
  • Health Links: 1-888-315-9257
  • Suicide Bereavement: 204-727-3202