Who can help

Finding our way around the mental health system can be confusing and frustrating. Sometimes when we finally do reach out we may be redirected many times before getting the help that we need. Although navigating the system requires patience and determination, in the end, getting the right help can make a significant difference. Turning to a helping professional (counselor, psychologist, etc) at school may be a good first step.

The Centre de Sante et des Services Sociaux (CSSS) in your region can provide you with information on resources and services available. To find the CSSS in your region, click on the following link to access their directory:

 

  • Camp Erin® Montreal is a free weekend bereavement camp for children and teens, ages 6 - 17, who are experiencing grief from a death of someone close to them. It is a traditional, fun, high-energy camp offering opportunities of grief education, peer bonding and emotional support. This specialized camp will be guided by highly trained professionals and compassionate volunteers.

Camp Erin® Montreal will take place Friday, August 10th through Sunday, August 12th, 2018.

Click here for more information

 

  • In collaboration with Camp Erin, please see the following flyer for information about open-ended support groups for individuals who have experienced the death of a significant person in their lives. This non-judgmental, supportive, age-appropriate environment is a place where mourners can share, learn and heal with one another.

Click here for more information 

 

 

Finding support in the community

Availability of support services can vary significantly from one region to another, even from one community to another. Some resources that may be helpful include local community health organizations, community mental health clinics, community-based organizations that support families as self-help groups.

 

Help Lines

 

Gai Écoute
Gai Écoute is a Canada-wide bilingual helpline and information centre for people concerned with questions related to sexual orientation and gender identity.  

Call 514-866-0103 or 1-888-505-1010

For more information or online chat support, please visit their website

 

Suicide Action Montreal (SAM)
SAM offers support services to people with suicidal thoughts, their friends or family, as well as people affected by a suicide, and mental health/intervention workers. You can speak to someone from anywhere in Quebec, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at no cost.

Call 1-866-APPELLE (1 866 277-3553)

Regional Montreal number: 514 723-4000

Administrative number: 514 723-3594  

For more information, please visit their website

 

Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is Canada's only free, national, bilingual, confidential and anonymous, 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for kids and teens. Live chat is also available on the website.

Call 1-800-668-6868

For more information, please visit their website

 

For a list of crisis centers available in your region of Quebec,
please consult this website.

 

 

 

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