Skip to main content

Mental Health

ᒫᓅᐦᐄᑰ
Maanuuhiikuu
Audio file
Description
ᐄᔨᔨᐅᔨᒧᐎᓐ | IIYIYIUYIMUWIN
Juliana Snowboy describes Maanuuhiikuu program and services (2018 interview on JBCCS)
Maanuuhiikuu emblem

Why look for mental health support?

Because emotions are like storms. They are a part of normal life ...and they pass.

Our trained counsellors are there to listen and to help you weather your life’s storms.

Are you in crisis?

Wiichihiiwaauwin (Mental Health) Helpline

Service available 24/7. Cree speakers and Elders are available upon request

Our services

ᒫᓅᐦᐄᑰ

Maanuuhiikuu offers culturally safe mental health services that follow two healing paths: a traditional approach and a clinical approach. 

The Psychiatry program provides counselling and prescribes and monitors medications for people living with a mental illness.  

Child psychiatry focuses on the mental health of children and youth.

The social worker, human relations officer and community worker conduct psychosocial assessments, interventions and follow-ups with clients.

Psycho-educational services assist people who are struggling with behavioural adjustment problems in various aspects of their lives.

How to access Maanuuhiikuu services

Chisasibi

Go to the Hospital, where you can receive care and services 24/7. 

Other communities - weekdays

Go to the walk-in clinic at the CMC in your community. The nurse in Current Services will meet with you and will guide you to the most appropriate service. 

Other communities - after hours, or on weekends

Call your CMC, and a nurse will discuss with you the best way to get you the support you need. There are mental health nurses in several communities, as well as psychologists, community workers, and other team members who are there to support you.  

 

Community tour

Aaschihkuwaataauch ᐃᔮᔅᒌᐦᑯᐧᐋᑖᐅᒡ in Mistissini

Health tips

COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many customs and practices in Cree culture, including grieving & mourning loved ones who have passed.

ᒥᓯᐙ ᓈᑭᑎᐙᔨᒦᓲᒄ

It is important to look after yourself. Self-care is part of staying balanced and healthy, emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically.

An overdose (also known as “severe intoxication”) is when a person takes too much of a substance, like alcohol or drugs. 

Anxiety is a body's natural reaction to a threat or a perceived threat.

Depression is an extreme sadness/despair that lasts for weeks, months even years. It is profound pain that cannot be seen physically.

Remote video URL

 

 

Support

Wiichihiiwaauwin (Mental Health) Helpline

Service available 24/7. Cree speakers and Elders are available upon request

Meet the team that provides community members with free and confidential clinical and traditional options to choose from on their paths to wellness.

ᒥᔪᒫᒥᑐᓈᔨᐦᑎᒧᐧᐃᓐ

The goals of this webinar series:

  • to inform the Cree population about its specialized team of therapists, Cree traditional personnel and Elders available for intervention and mental health support for anyone who requires these services
  • to inform community members of Maanuuhiikuu’s existing programs and services

An elder’s grandchild was very sick and was on the brink of death. This elder decided to give his grandchild a name. The elder named his grandchild “Maanuuhiikuu.” Not long after the child recovered from his/her illness. This child lived to old age. — ELDERS ROBBIE MATTHEW, EARL & NANCY DANYLUK, ROBBIE & ELIZABETH DICK

Related resources

Read Documents

Our Partners

Image
Grand Council of the Crees logo
Image
Santé et des Services sociaux logo
Image
Health Canada logo