Ministry of Care - Mental Health Support


Recommended resources and information for persons with depression, for caregivers, family, friends, and for the larger caring community.


The City of Winnipeg's list of Crisis Services and Support Lines - click here.

Various websites and reading material - click here.

Self-Help Organizations - click here.

"What Is Depression?" TED Talk with Helen M. Farrell - click here.

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the United States, close to ten percent of adults struggle with the disease. But because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol. Helen M. Farrell examines the symptoms and treatments of depression, and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering.

Province of Manitoba Mental Health Services

Mental health problems range from mental stress and strain to severe disorders. Mental health is as important as physical health and spiritual health to our overall well-being.

Manitoba's mental health services include:

  • promoting good mental health
  • identifying and intervening early in mental illness
  • helping people living with mental health disorders

For mental health crisis and non-crisis resources in your area of the province, click here

These services are provided through regional health authorities, the Selkirk Mental Health Centre and self-help and family support organizations.

If your family doctor or Employee Assistance Plan refers you, Manitoba Health pays for the services of a psychiatrist. To find a psychiatrist in your area contact your local regional health authority or ask your family doctor.

To find a psychologist in private practice in your area, ask your family doctor, call the Psychological Association of Manitoba at 204-487-0784 or visit their website at

For more information:

Ministry of Care