Mental Health affects 1 in 5 people. Early support and intervention improves the outcomes for the individual.
What is Mental Health?
We all have mental health. Mental health involves finding a balance in all aspects of life, including: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
MNCFN Social and Health Services, Mental Health Unit, operates under the Family Support Unit and offers many services, including:
Mental health workshops
Culturally-appropriate services for all ages
Mental Health Workers can help you:
Regain balance in your life
Learn skills to manage depression and anxiety
Develop coping strategies needed in times of stress
Process grief and loss
Develop anger management and emotional regulation skills
Boost your self-esteem
Provide crisis and trauma counselling
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and symptoms vary depending on the type of mental illness, but any of the following may be cause for concern:
a growing inability to cope with daily problems and activities
feeling sad or irritable for more than two weeks
excessive fears, worries and anxieties
having strong feelings of anger
feelings of extreme highs and lows
major changes in eating or sleeping habits
having many physical ailments that have no clear cause
thinking about harming or killing onself
spending more time alone or avoiding others
having strange beliefs not based in reality (delusions)
hearing or seeing things that aren’t there (hallucinations)
not admitting to having obvious problems
If you are worried that someone you know may have a mental health or substance use problem, it is important to encourage him or her to get help. Here are some places and people that may offer assistance:
Family service agency
Community mental health agency
Counsellor or therapist
Community health centre
Religious or spiritual leader
Workplace Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Settlement agency (if the person is an immigrant or refugee)
Meet the Mental Health Team
Adult Mental Health Worker
The Adult Mental Health Worker is trained in Indigenous Studies and Social Work. She has extensive training in crisis support and grief. She has experience working one on one, facilitating groups and running workshops on mental health topics.
Children’s Mental Health Worker
The Children’s Mental Health Worker is trained in counselling, art therapy and expressive arts. She has 10 years of knowledge and experience providing individual and group counselling to children facing emotional, behavioural and social problems.
Setting Up an Appointment
All intakes to the Mental Health Program at MNCFN Social and Health Services are coordinated by the Program Liaison Worker, who can be reached at 905-768-1181 ext. 224.
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