Mental Health Support
Resources for Students
Mental Health Virtual Therapy Program Now Available From the Province of MB - Caring for your mental health is important during the COVID-19 pandemic. AbilitiCBT is a new digital therapy program available to all Manitobans experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety due to the pandemic.
Stress, Anxiety and Mental Health During Social Distancing: The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has great information for coping with anxiety, isolation and self-quarantine, as well as tools to rate and assess your level of stress. Visit CAMH.
Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba has excellent resources, information and a free non-emergency support line (204-925-0040) for students and individuals needing help coping with the coronavirus pandemic and prevention measures.
Emergency/Crisis Mental Health Help for Yourself and Others:
- Klinic Crisis Line: 204-786-8686
- Mobile Crisis Service: 204-940-1781
- MB Suicide Prevention/Support Line: 1-877-435-7170
- First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Services: 1-855-242-3310
- Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1-888-292-7565
Maintaining Mental Health During Stressful Times
Develop a support network. Form a group of close friends; stay in contact with your family and reach out to your MITT advisors and instructors. The more people you know at your college, the more connected you’ll feel.
Be active. Exercise is important for your mental outlook and helps ward off depression. Take a break from your studies and get moving on a regular basis.
Eat well. Choose a wide variety of healthy, nutritious foods. Eat regularly to keep up your energy and portions that help you feel and perform your best.
Get enough sleep. Sleep is vital to your mental well-being. Go to bed at a reasonable hour and wake up at roughly the same time every day. Try to maintain your on-campus schedule even when studying from home online.
Avoid heavy drinking or cannabis/drug use. It’s easy to overdo it when you’re a student and when forced to stay at home during social distancing, it may be tempting to rely on alcohol or drugs more often than usual. In stressful times, excessive drug and alcohol can increase stress, anxiety and depression and put you in grave physical and mental danger.
Seek professional help. You’re not alone and there are many people who can help. Talk to a professional about how you are feeling; talk to MITT Student Services or the resources mentioned earlier. Don’t just rely on the advice of friends. Sometimes you need more.
Take a break from watching or reading the news. Get your news from reliable sources and try not to watch the same stressful stories over and over in the same day. Try not end your day by watching the news before bed.
Contact us today and we will be more than happy to help you with any questions or concerns you have.