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Local Resources

We know that reaching out for help is difficult for most of us, and looking for a certain type of healthcare or mental health service can be overwhelming. We hope to make this search a bit easier for you so we’ve compiled a list below of a few key resources in the Montreal and the surrounding area.

Community and Social Resources in your Area

Find resources based on postal code or neighbourhood

Navigating the Healthcare System

AMI Quebec 
Navigate the healthcare system

Douglas Mental Health University Institute 
Access mental health care

Finding a Family Doctor

Gouvernement du Québec 
Register to find a family doctor

Finding a Psychologist

Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ) 
Find psychologists and psychotherapists

Psychology Today 
Find a therapist

Find a therapist who treats eating disorders

Crisis Centres and Short-term Housing

Centre de Crises de Québec 
24/7 crisis line, crisis intervention, short-term housing.

24/7 crisis line, short-term housing.

Le transit 
24/7 crisis line, crisis intervention, short-term housing.

24/7 crisis line, short-term housing.

Helplines and Listening Services

Face à Face 
Listening service, housing resources, and welfare for the homeless.

Listening service for those concerned with sexual orientation and gender identity.

Kids Help Phone 
Listening and online counselling service for kids, teens and young adults.

Listening service and resources for those suffering with anxiety, irrational fears, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Project 10 
Listening service, peer counselling, drop-in, workshops, and trans health.

Listening service, support groups, resources and peer support.

Suicide Action Montreal 
Listening service and support services for people struggling with suicidal thoughts and for concerned friends and family.

Listening service and resources.

Vent Over Tea 
In-person, accessible listening service for anyone who needs support.

General Mental Health and Support Services

Ami Québec 
Support groups, information sessions, and workshops for families and caregivers.

Support groups, information sessions, and resources for individuals suffering from eating disorders, and their friends and family.

Autisme Montréal 
Support, workshops, activities, and resources for individuals and the parents of children with autism spectrum disorder.

Donald Berman Up House 
A working clubhouse exclusively for people with diagnosed psychiatric problems.

Programs and resources with the the goal of preventing and reducing problems related to weight and body image in young people, men and women.

Foundation Jeune en Tête 
Programs aimed at preventing psychological distress in young people.

Forward House 
Community-based services and programs for adults who have experienced or are experiencing mental health difficulties.

Friends for Mental Health 
Support and resources for family and friends of people suffering with mental illness.

La Parentrie 
Support services and resources for family and friends of people suffering from severe and persistent mental health issues.

Miriam Home and Services 
Services and support for people living with intellectual disabilities or pervasive developmental disorders.

Support groups, resources and peer support.

Intergenerational programs, workshops and outreach.

COVID-related resources:

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) lists psychologists offering pro-bono services via tele-psychology : https://cpa.ca/corona-virus/psychservices/

AMI-Quebec helps individuals and families struggling with mental illness: https://amiquebec.org/coronavirus/  and is also doing a Facebook Daily Update at 11 am every day live via facebook.com/AMIQuebec .

Argyle Institute offers sliding scale fees and in relation to covid-19 is currently offering a chat line and up to 3 free hours of teletherapy: https://argyleinstitute.org

Mindspace is offering free online support for covid-19 https://www.mindspacewellbeing.com/programs/online-covid-19-support-group/

Quebec.ca : this Provincial government covid-19 guide to mental health is available in French and English : https://www.quebec.ca/sante/problemes-de-sante/a-z/coronavirus-2019/stress-anxiete-et-deprime-associes-a-la-maladie-a-coronavirus-covid-19/ ;                                             https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/stress-anxiety-and-depression-associated-with-the-coronavirus-covid-19-disease/

Wellness Together Canada/Espace mieux-être Canada is a Federal government portal for mental health and substance use support during the Covid-19 crisis, providing free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed:                      Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support ;                                                       Espace mieux-être Canada: Soutien en matière de santé mentale et de consommation de substances

Jeunesse j’écoute/ Kids Help Phone offers a bilingual helpline for kids : 1-800-668-6868 jeunessejecoute.cakidshelpphone.ca / 

 Jack.org COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub: this resource for youth was developed in partnership between Jack.org, School Mental Health Ontario, and Kids Help Phone for youth in every province and territory of Canada: https://jack.org/Resources/COVID-19-Youth-Mental-Health-Resource-Hub

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)/ Association Canadienne de la santé mentale (ACSM) offers a bilingual help line: 1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553) acsmmontreal.qc.ca