Manitoba addictions and mental health services struggling to keep up
Manitobans in need of professional mental-health care can face lengthy waits. Depending on the severity of symptoms and the health region, some patients can wait up to two years to see a psychologist or psychiatrist through the public system.
Mental health and addictions supports and services are in high demand in Manitoba, in a sector plagued by staffing and funding challenges. As Iris Dyck reports, it’s causing lengthy waits for life-saving care. MDAM’s Executive Director, Rita Chahal and the Regional Development Manager, Marian Goldstone share the impacts of these shortages on a personal and organizational level.