Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Self-care Resources

For MMIWG2S+ family members and survivors of gender-based violence.

These tools are only self-guided techniques. If you are in crisis or need further support, please contact us at 1-800-750-7566.
You may also access the MMIWG2S+ Crisis Line by calling 1-844-413-6649.

An interactive flow chart for people who are healing from the trauma of surviving gender-based violence (GBV) or the pain of losing a loved one to GBV.

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How are you
Feeling Today?

Take some time for yourself and write down your thoughts. Expressing them can be therapeutic and can make you feel better.

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Daily Journal
For Wellbeing

Get to know more about the symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks and techniques for coping.

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Feeling Anxious
or Panicked

Self Care Bingo is a tool to help you look after yourself in a fun and engaging way, with various tasks and exercises that help improve your overall mental and physical well-being.

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Self Care

Self Care Tips for your mind, body and spirit.

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Self Care

Info on The Four Sacred Medicines as well as Essential Oils and their beneficial properties.

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Healing Medicines

Explore ways to manage stress using traditional tools and methods.

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Your Spirit

Using tools such as visualization and senses including sight, hearing, and smell to help distract from uncomfortable thoughts and feelings.

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Using characteristics from the 7 Sacred Teachings as Grounding Techniques

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7 Sacred Teachings
Grounding Techniques

Spending time outdoors can help boost your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness!

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Health Benefits
of Spending Time

Tips on helping people deal with the physical, mental and emotional effects of Grief and Loss!

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Tips for Dealing
With Grief & Loss

Tips on helping children deal with Grief and Loss.

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How to Support
Grieving Children

Spiritual Readings and Poems that can bring solice to people dealing with the loss of a loved one.

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Readings & Poems

Biblical Readings and Prayers that can bring solice to people dealing with the loss of a loved one.

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Bible Verses
and Prayers

The Feelings Wheel is designed to help you pinpoint what emotions you are feeling.

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What am I

A fun little game to help alleviate some of the stress of your day-to-day life.

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Helpful resources for the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community.

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Event Planning for Lost Loved Ones

Below are several useful checklists and suggestions for planning an event related to the loss of a loved one.

Ideas and suggestions on how to plan a funeral or memorial service.

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Planning a Funeral
or Memorial Service

Ideas and suggestions on how to plan a Celebration of Life event.

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Planning a
Celebration of Life

Ideas for planning a memorial BBQ or feast for your loved ones.

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Planning a Memorial
BBQ or Feast

Ideas and suggestions for planning a candlelight vigil.

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Planning a
Candlelight Vigil

There are many creative ways that you can honour and memorialize your loved one, either privately or as a group.

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Memorial Ideas

“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”

Maya Angelou

“I have a long way to go, and the power to go a long way.”


“One minute of anger weakens the immune system for 4 to 5 hours; One minute of laughter boosts the immune system for 24 hours.”


“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states.”

Carol Welch

“Laughter is the best medicine in the world.”

Milton Berle

“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what could go right.”

Tony Robbins

“Walking is Man’s Best Medicine.”


“To be silent the whole day long, see no newspaper, hear no radio, listen to no gossip, be thoroughly and completely lazy, thoroughly and completely indifferent to the fate of the world is the finest medicine a man can give himself.”

Henry Miller

“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.”


“The greatest wealth is health.”


“Believe in yourself and try as much as possible to do everything you do from a place of love. Not labor, but love.”

Michael Mando

“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”


“Don’t take criticism from people you wouldn’t take advice from.”

Kyle Freedman

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”

Suzy Kassem

“Sometimes Music is the only Medicine the heart and soul need.”


“I Know My Worth. I Embrace My Power. I Say If I’m Beautiful. I Say If I’m Strong. You Will Not Determine My Story. I Will.”

Amy Schumer

“Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.”

Ted Rubin

“We have to learn to be our own best friend because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemy.”

Roderick Thorp

“Nurturing yourself is not selfish – it’s essential to your well-being.”

Renée Peterson Trudeau

“If you can take responsibility for your own life, then you will begin to realize that you can change it.”

H.K. Abell

“Don’t stress. Do your best and forget the rest.”


“Just because the past didn’t turn out like you wanted, doesn’t mean your future can’t be better than you ever imagined.”

Ziad K. Abdelnour

“There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.”

Sylvia Plath

“You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”

John Bunyan

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does- that makes you a winner right there.”

Venus Williams

“Caring for your body, mind, and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It’s about listening to the needs of your soul and then honoring them.”

Kristi Ling

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary”

Mandy Hale

“You don’t need the light at the end of the tunnel. You are the light.”


“Overthinking is disrespecting your intuition.”


“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.”

Lucille Ball

“Success is liking yourself.”

Maya Angelou

“Looking after my health today gives me a better hope for tomorrow.”

Anne Wilson Schaef

“A joyful heart is good medicine.”

Proverbs 17:22a

“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”

Benjamin Franklin

“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not on the branch but on its own wings.”

Charlie Wardle

“Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself.”


“Believe in yourself, go after your dreams, and don’t let anyone put you in a box.”


“At the end of the day, your health is your responsibility.”

Jillian Michaels

“Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind and a tranquil spirit. Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness.”

Laurette Gagnon Beaulieu

“Those who wish to sing always find a song.”


About the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Liaison Unit

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Liaison Unit was established in September of 2017. The Unit’s primary function is to support families and communities who are impacted by missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and survivors of gender-based violence, including 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.

Providing support and tools for your wellbeing including:
Community Outreach
Cultural Support
Emotional and Trauma Support
System Navigation or Referral
Workshops or Support Groups

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

For more information, contact:
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Liaison Unit
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc.

Toll Free: 1-800-750-7566

Direct Line: 1.204.677.1648
Mobile: 1.204.307.0485
Website: mkonation.com/advocacy-areas/mmiwg/