Results of a recent study did not surprise the staff at Eden Mental Health in Winkler.

A study shows that more Manitobans are seeking mental health treatment through their family physicians.

Eckhard Goerz is the Executive Director of Eden Health Services.

He says the results correlate with a trend that has been noticed in the hospital.

Goerz says patients usually spend two to three weeks at the hospital compared to months and years.

He adds this is a positive thing for patients as they have medical support closer to home.