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 here.

To find your local CLSC, please click here.


  • Myra Kids Foundation Camp (Formerly Camp Erin) Montreal
    myra Kids Foundation Camp is a free, non-denominational bereavement camp for children and teenagers, ages 6 to 17, who are grieving a significant death. The camp provides a traditional, fun, and high-energy camp experience, combined with grief education and emotional support.
    For more information, please visit their website:  app.campdoc.com/register/mkfcamp

  • Interligne
    Interligne is a first response centre that provides help and information to those concerned with sexual orientation and gender diversity 
    Call 514-866-0103 or 1-888-505-1010
    For more information or online chat support, 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
    Text CONNECT to 686868
    For more information, 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.


  • Association Quebecois de prevention du Suicide
    Association Quebecois de prevention du Suicide is now hosting a bilingual website providing information and support for suicide prevention 
    For more information, please visit their website.