P.O. Box 190, Cross Lake, Manitoba, CANADA R0B 0J0 Phone: 204 676-2218 Fax: 204-676-3386
Phone: 204-676-2218 Cell: 204-679-2211
Solvent Abuse Worker
Phone: 204-676-2218 ext 258
Mental Health Worker
Phone: 204-676-2218 ext 239
Improve mental wellness and increase awareness of suicide risk factors in First Nations communities
Establish a community-based mental health crisis managemnent program.
Enhance community management and control by providing the tools necessary to tackle hopelessness and suicide affecting communities in crisis.
Address critical gaps in mental health services and programs.
Provide training in crisis intervention and aftercare so caregivers and community members can deal with crisis situtations.
Provide support for intervention thereby reducing the number of suicides attempts and other violent crisis situations.
Provide immediate assessment and access to counseling programs
Aftercare and Rehabilitation:
Provide referals for treatment, peer-support groups and follow-up
Training: Provide and/or develop accredited, culturally sensitive training for community members and caregivers (i.e., crisis management, intervention, trauma, suicide prevention).
Provide community eduaction and increase awareness of the nature of mental health.
Support the community to reduce the level of solvent addiction
Increase awareness and understanding among community residents about solvent addiction and promote alternative healthy lifestyles
Strenghten links between the community-based programs and residential treatment, and provide support to individuals and families in post-treatmjent.
Links: NAYSPS: National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Provention Strategy NIHB: Mental Health; Non-Insured Health Benefits NNADAP: National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
'Content on Mental Health is forthcoming'
Increase community awareness of suicide risks and preventative measures
Increase community awareness, participation and partnerships in mental health enrichment activities
Increase the capacity of community mental health workers
Increase awareness of suicide and risk factors
Improve mental wellness in First Nations Communities