Resources for family support
AMI Quebec: An Organization for Families of Those with Mental Illnesses
Gives education, support and advocates for families and friends living with mental illness. Offers individual counselling, group seminars and lectures for family members. Visit their website, where they have a long and updated list of community resources and publications for families and friends. Look under “External Resources.”
Phone: (514) 486-1448
Address: 5800 Decarie Street, Montreal, Quebec H3X 2J5
Friends for Mental Health: An organization to help families
This organization provides help for families of those with a mental illness. They offer counselling, referrals and information, self-help, and respite.
Phone: (514) 636-6885
Address: 750 Dawson Avenue, Dorval, Quebec H9S 1X1
Here to Help: Mental Health and Substance Use Information You Can Trust
This excellent website is part of the Fraser Mental Health and Substance Use Service. The link provided below will take you to the opening page, where you can click on the Family section. Believing that “families are part of the solution,” there is information about psychiatric disorders and an extensive toolkit informing families how they can support the recovery of their loved one. This site is offered in 12 languages: Arabic, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Farsi/Persian/Dari, French, English, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Punjabi, Japanese, and Vietnamese.
Information and Support Guide for Families and Friends of individuals with Mental Health Problems: A Booklet
Contains information on organizations of mental health services in Quebec, confidentiality and professional privilege, and a section entitled “practical advice.” PDF can be found on the website by clicking on “English publications.”
Tracom Crisis Center
For psychosocial crises and help for adults, including family members and caregivers. They also have beds where people can stay for short periods. Help by phone is available 24/7.
Phone: (514) 483-3033
Address: 5469 Côte-Saint-Antoine Road, Montreal, Quebec H4A 1R1
Villa de la Paix Rehabilitation Center
For 18 plus. Includes day programs for addictions and a family support program.
Phone: (450) 882-4554
Address: 1601 Rochon Street, Chertsey, Quebec J0K 3K0