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Pamphlets

Hope and Resiliency at Home Manitoba

We all have a natural tendency to protect and care for family and others who we feel close to. This can be difficult to do if we are not caring for ourselves as well. Becoming overwhelmed can cause us to lose the ability to offer the assistance we were previously capable of, and leave the person in need of support feeling abandoned. This resource provides information and resources on how to look after personal wellbeing, while encouraging wellness and resilience with others.

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Hope and Resiliency at Work Manitoba

In education settings, students are not the only ones at risk for suicide. In order to ensure positive mental health is being promoted among the student body, good mental health needs to be promoted among the staff and teachers as well. This resource provides suggestions that can be implemented with staff to encourage mental wellness.

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When a Young Person is Suicidal

This short pamphlet discusses why a young person may be feeling suicidal, what some of the signs are and what you can do to help. It also includes several links to guide you to more information about suicide and what you can do to help prevent it.

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Youth and Self Injury

Self injury itself is not a mental illness, though it is usually a sign that a person may be experiencing a mental health problem or illness. This resource explains what self injury is, how it is different from trying to die by suicide, it notes warning signs, and offers some reasons a person may engage in this activity. It also offers tips for helping yourself, if you are engaging in self harm, or a loved one if you suspect they may be engaging in self harm.

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Every Person’s Guide to Self-Compassion

Compassion is an essential part of interacting with other human beings. Research has shown that babies who are denied nurturing surroundings do not develop normally, and our need for positive human connections is not something that disappears. What is often overlooked is self compassion. This pamphlet discusses the misconceptions associated with harsh self criticisms and motivation, and highlights ways that self compassion can help alleviate anxiety and depression, give us hope and the strength to begin making changes. It highlights the work of certain researchers working on understanding self compassion, and provides tips for how to begin practicing this essential skill.

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Are You Okay?

“How are you?” is a common question in our every day interactions with family, friends and coworkers. Often the response is to say, “I’m good, how are you?” without even stopping to question whether you are, in fact, well. This resource provides a four step approach to delving deep within yourself to ensure that you are experiencing good mental health, and to help you build a roadmap for change if you decide your mental health could be better. Also included are Five Ways to Well being as developed by UK researchers, and a list of community resources.

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Mental Health: Resource Guide for Winnipeg

This guide published by the Canadian Mental Health Association(Winnipeg) is intended to provide easy access to information about a wide range of mental health services in the Winnipeg area. It includes maps to indicate service locations, as well graphics which indicate whether services are free, fee based, or operating on a sliding scale. The Guide contains lists of crisis services for adults as well as child and adolescent services and emergency shelters. Also listed are community primary health care services, addictions services and information on housing, Employment and Income Assistance programs, and how to find a counselor. The guide presents basic information about different medications that may be included in a recovery plan as well as key points for individuals to understand about the Mental Health Act.

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