Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Wellness


Mental Health Crisis Management


There are times that the stress of the job and even life outside of work can become overwhelming. This can lead to potential mental health difficulties, such as Anxiety, Depression, Acute Stress Reaction, Substance Misuse/Abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and many more. It is important to know that there is help available, and that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

 

Recognizing Signs of Crisis

  • Distracted thinking; inability to focus on tasks; difficulty making decisions
  • Irritability/anger
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Flashbacks
  • Intense mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Physical symptoms (chest pain, sweating, racing heart, nausea, poor appetite, etc)
  • Avoidance symptoms (avoiding places, or people, etc)
  • Substance misuse
  • Lack of motivation
  • Detachment/withdrawal from loved ones
  • Abrupt changes in behavior

 

Crisis Management

  • If you are not safe, or it is an emergency, or you are considering suicide, call 9-1-1.
  • YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Reach out to a colleague/friend/family member for help.
  • See your primary health care provider/family doctor. It is important to rule out any physiological causes for your symptoms, and they should also be a support for you in referral for various specialties you may require (ie. psychology, psychiatry, WCB, etc).
  • Contact a local Peer Support group if available in your region.
  • Contact Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services that are available to you through your employer. For more information see HERE.
  • See SUPPORTS and RESOURCES for list of supports and resources available.

 

Crisis Supports

  • Manitoba Suicide Prevention & Support Line  
    Tollfree : 1-877-435-7170
  • Klinic Crisis Line  
    Phone :204-786-8686
    Tollfree : 1-888-322-3019
  • Manitoba Health - Regional Crisis Management Supports  
    24 Hour Crisis Line
    Offering Counseling Services and Crisis/Suicide Intervention

 

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