Students

If you are a student and need help with your mental health, one of the best places to start is your school. We have listed a selection of Montreal-area universities and CEGEPs here, but you can always speak to your guidance counselor or ask a teacher for help.

ORGANIZATION
(website)
PHONE
DESCRIPTION
LOCATION
University Resources
Bishop's University: Counselling819-822-9695Counselling services provided to Bishops students for a wide variety of issues, including mental health related problems. [E]Sherbrooke
Bishop's University: Student Accessibility & Accomodation ServicesWEBSITESpecialized academic support services, including academic accomodations and counselling, for students suffering from mental illness. [E] Sherbrooke
Concordia University: Mental Health ServicesSGW Campus: 514-848-2424 x3565
LOY Campus: 514-848-2424 x3575
Assessment of mental health needs and guidance towards appropriate resources, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health services. [E]Montreal (Ville-Marie)
Concordia University: Counselling & Psychological ServicesSGW Campus: 514-848-2424 x3545
LOY Campus: 514-848-2424 x3555
Counselling, psychotherapy, groups, workshops and other resources for the Concordia community. [E]Montreal (Ville-Marie)
Concordia University: Access Center for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) SGW Campus: 514-848-2424 x3525
LOY Campus: 514-848-2424 x4562
Accomodations and services (such as advising and exam services) offered to students with disabilities, including mental health conditions. [E]Montreal (Ville-Marie)
McGill University: Counselling and Mental Health Services514-398-3601 or 514-398-6019 Counselling for McGill students with psychological and emotional issues, as well as academic and vocational challenges. [E]Montreal (Ville-Marie)
McGill University: Healthy McGillWEBSITE Provides resources information and support for a healthy lifestyle at McGill. [E] Montreal (Ville-Marie)
McGill University: Mental Health HubWEBSITEResources, information and screening geared to the McGill community. [E]Montreal
McGill University: Peer Support CentreWEBSITEPeer support for McGill students. (Open during the fall and winter semesters) [E]Montreal (Ville-Marie)
McGill University: Student's Nightline 514-398-6246 Night time listening services and chatline from 6pm to 3 am. Provides active listening, information and referrals, and crisis management. (Open during the fall and winter semesters.) [E]Montreal
Université de Montreal: FAECUM Mental Health Resources 514-343-5947Consultations, learning support, workshops and more for students with mental health conditions. [F] ($)Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce)
UQAM: Soutient aux étudiants en Situation de Handicap 514-987-3185Consultations, financial support, workshops and other accomodations for students with disabilities, including mental health conditions.[F]Montreal (Quartier des Spectacles)
Université Sherbrooke: Psychologie 819-821-7666 or 450-463-1835 x67665Psychological services offered to Sherbrooke students. [F]Sherbrooke
Université Sherbrooke: Programme d'Integration des étudiants en Situation d'Handicap 819-821-7997 or 1-800-267-8337 x67997Individualized services and support offered to Sherbrooke students suffering from mental illness. [F]Sherbrooke
CEGEP Resources
CEGEP Bois-de-Boulogne: Clinique des Jeunes Adultes 514-332-3000 x7543Clinic which provides mental health consultations, by a nurse or psychologist. [F]Montreal (Ahuntsic-Cartierville)
CEGEP Bois-de-Boulogne: Service d'Aide Spécialisé514-332-3000 x6441Specialized academic support services for students dealing with mental illness. [F]Montreal (Ahuntsic-Cartierville)
Dawson College: Counselling514-931-8731 x1125Counselling services (drop-in) for students with mental health concerns. [E]Montreal (Atwater)
Dawson College: Student Accessibility514-931-8731 x1195Academic support for students suffering from mental health issues. [E]Montreal (Atwater)
Dawson College: 1249 CLUBWEBSITEClub that advocates for mental wellbeing of Dawson students and staff through physical activity and healthy lifestyle habits. [E]Montreal (Atwater)
John Abbott College: Counselling514-457-6610 x5292Confidential personal counselling services for students who suffer from mental illness or experience mental distress. [E]Montreal (West-Island)
Marianopolis College: AccessAbility Centre514-931-8792 x522Support services, including student advocacy, workshops, coaching on learning and organizational strategies, faculty support, information for parents and help in transitioning from high school and/or to university. Offered to students with a diagnosed mental health (or other) disability [E]Montreal (Westmount)
Marianopolis College: Counselling and Health514-931-8792 x244Counselling services and workshops that promote psychological wellbeing in students who suffer from mental illness or experience mental distress. [E]Montreal (Westmount)
Vanier College: Counselling Center514-744-7885Counselling services (drop-in or by appointment) for students. [E]Montreal (Saint-Laurent)
Other Resources
CMHAWEBSITEInformation and resources for those with mental illness that are going to college or university. [E/F]Canada
HealthyMinds AppWEBSITE/APPTool to help track and deal with emotions and cope with the stresses you encounter at school and at home. [E]
UlifelineWEBSITEOnline resource for college mental health; campus specific resources and information. [E]USA
Vent over TeaWEBSITEFree active listening service that takes place in local cafes. [E/F]Montreal

Men

There is a culture in our society that men have to be tough, have to be strong. This can lead to men not reaching out for help when a mental health issue may be present. Among Canadians of all ages, four of every five suicides are male, and an average of eight men take their lives each day. Here are some resources that are specifically for men.

ORGANIZATION (website)PHONE
DESCRIPTION
LOCATION

Anxiety BCWebsiteArticle on men and anxiety [E]Online (BC)
BroTalk1-866-393-5933Online and on the phone support for male teens [E/F]Canada
Canadian Men's Health Foundation604-737-2990Changing ideas and stereotypes of men's mental health [E/F]Online (Canada)
Criphase514-529-5567Services for men who were sexually abused as a child [E/F]Montreal
Eating Disorders of York Region's Riverwalk Wellness Centres905-886-6632Workshops and resources to understand eating disorders in men [E]ON
Father's Mental Health Network416-530-6154Resource for fathers who suffer from mental illness [E]Toronto
Heads Up GuysWebsiteHealth strategies for managing and preventing depression in men [E]Online
Health Canada - Men1-866-225-0709Resources for men's physical and mental health [E/F]Online (Canada)
Help GuideWebsiteArticle on depression in men [E]Online
Men's Health ResearchWebsiteResearch centre in BC aiming to reduce men's depression and suicide [E]Online (BC)
The Men's D.E.N.WebsiteA network to educate about men and depression [E/F]Canada
Movember Canada1-855-447-6966Helping men with mental illness live happier and healthier lives [E/F]Online (Canada)

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that comes from experiencing a traumatic experience, such as events experienced on the battlefield in the military, a natural disaster, assault, abuse, or attacks. For organizations that can provide help and information to individuals with PTSD, and to those around them, please see below.

ORGANIZATION (website)PHONE
DESCRIPTION
LOCATION

Badge of Life CanadaWebsiteHelp those who experience trauma in the line of police and corrections duty. [E/F]Canada
Canadian Mental Health AssociationWebsiteInformation on PTSD and how to find help [E/F]Canada
Canadian Service Dog Foundation613-914-2733Program for service dogs to help those with PTSD [E]ON
The Emotional Health CBT Clinic514-485-7772CBT for PTSD [E/F]Montreal (Cote-des-Neiges)
eMentalHealth.ca613-738-6990Information and resources for PTSD [E/F]ON
Government of Quebec (Health)1-877-644-4545Description, treatment and help resources [E/F]QC
Mayo ClinicWebsiteInformation on how to help a loved one with PTSD [E]Int'l (USA)
Member Assistance Program (Canadian Armed Forces)1-800-268-7708Assistance program for people in the military and their families. [E/F]Canada
Military Family Resource Centres1-877-280-3636Health and Wellness help for military spouses and their children. [E/F]Montreal (Canada)
Montreal Children's Hospital514-412-4400Information on PTSD in children [E/F]Montreal
Peer Support - Leave None Behind514-252-2777 x2502Social support for individuals affected by PTSD and their families. [E/F]Canada
(Greater Montreal and surrounding areas)
PTSD AssociationWebsiteResources and information on PTSD [E]Canada
Transitions to CommunitiesWebsiteProvides mental health knowledge, self-awareness, coping strategies, employment and skills development for veterans. [E/F]Canada
Trauma & PTSDWebsiteResources on services across Canada [E/F]Canada (QC)

 

 

Self-Injury

Self-injury, also known as self-harm, is the act of purposefully hurting oneself. Although there is a significant correlation between self-injury and suicidal thoughts, self-injury is not the same as a suicide attempt. (Click HERE to read an article about self-harm and suicide.) Self-injury is not considered a mental illness, but it may be a sign of a mental health problem. If you or a loved one shows signs of self-injury, please consult the list below for help and information.

If you or someone you love is thinking about suicide, please click HERE for links and information that can help.

ORGANIZATION (website)PHONE
DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

Befrienders WorldwideWebsiteInfo and links on self-harm and how to support someone who self-harms, worldwide helplines [E]Worldwide
Canadian Mental Health AssociationWebsiteInformation on youth and self-injury. [E/F]Canada
Douglas Hospital-Child and Adolescent Psychiatry514-761-6131 x2067Outpatient clinic for suicidal disorders and self-injury for youth ages 0 to 17. [E/F] Referral needed.Montreal (Verdun)
Help GuideWebsiteHelp, support, treatment, and resources for self-injury. [E]USA
Kids Help Phone1-800-668-686824-hour phone and web counselling for youth who self-harm. [E/F]Canada
Mind Your MindWebsiteWhat to do if a friend self-injures and other information [E]Canada
Montreal Children's Hospital-Psychiatry514-412-4449Psychiatric services for youth suffering from emotional and behavioural problems. [E/F] Referral needed.Montreal
Montreal Counselling and Psychotherapy514-439-0919CBT and DBT for individuals who self-injure. [E/F] $ Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
PsyMontreal514-337-2473 x 0Psychotherapy and coaching services for self-injury and related illnesses. [E/F] $Montreal
S.A.F.E. Alternatives1-800-366-8288Treatment, information, research, and online community for self-injurers. [E/F]USA
Self-injury Foundation1-888-962-6774Research, education, advocacy, and support for self-injurers. [E]USA
Self-injury Outreach and SupportWebsiteInformation, resources, and online videos for self-injury. [E]Montreal and ON
Tel-aide514-935-1101Telephone listening service. [E/F]Montreal
Westmount Psychological Services514-223-5327Psychological services for adults who self injure. [E/F] 18+ $Montreal (Westmount)

 

Hoarding

AMI-Quebec has a hoarding support group that meets once a month. Please click HERE for details. We also have a workshop called Hoard No More that can help you manage the challenges associated with hoarding. Click HERE for details.

For more information about hoarding, please click HERE or consult one of the organizations below.

ORGANIZATION
(website)
PHONE

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

Assistance and Referral Centre450-812-0981
514-917-9207
Easy access listing of regional English-language health services (CLSCs, CSSS, Hospitals, etc.) [E]Montreal (South Shore)
Children of HoardersWebsiteResources and support groups for those who have parents who are hoarders [E]Online
Compulsive HoardingWebsiteInformation, resources, research and questionnaires about hoarding [E]Int'l (UK)
eMental HealthWebsiteFact sheet, helpline, and resources for hoarding [E/F]Online
Groupe de Parole sur l'Accumulation Compulsive514-933-7541 x58442Free support group on the 2nd Wednesday of the month for people living with hoarding (From September to June) [F]Montreal (Verdun)
Hoarding of Animals Research ConsortiumWebsiteInformation about animal hoarding, helping a family member [E]Int'l (USA)
International OCD Foundation617-973-5801Help, and information for hoarding [E]Int'l (USA)
Mayo ClinicWebsiteInformation about prevention, symptoms, causes, treatments, etc. [E]Int'l (USA)
PsyMontreal514-337-2473 x 0Psychotherapy and coaching for individuals with compulsive hoarding [E/F]Montreal

 

Sexuality and Sexual Orientation

Issues surrounding sexuality and sexual orientation can cause symptoms of anxiety or depression. LGBTQ individuals can experience worse mental health outcomes as the result of prejudice and other biases they struggle against and the accompanying trauma they may experience. If you or someone you love is struggling with sexuality, please contact the organizations below.

ORGANIZATION
(website)
PHONE

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

AgirWebsiteSupport for LGBTQ immigrants and refugees [E/F]Montreal
ASTTEQ514-847-0067 x207Promoting health and well-being of trans people [E/F]QC (Montreal)
Centre de Solidarite Lesbienne514-526-2452Support and aid for lesbian women [F]Montreal
Centre for Gender Advocacy514-848-2424 x7431Drop-in and by appointment peer support and advocacy. Providing access to resources (including multimedia resources) to the Concordia and Greater Montreal community. [E]Montreal (Ville-Marie)
Community Centre for Gays and Lesbians of Montreal514-528-8424Drop-in centre, support, legal information, library, meetings [E/F]Montreal (Ville-Marie)
Gai Écoute514-866-0103
1-888-505-1010
Info, listening, referrals, support re: sexual orientation by phone and web-chat [E/F]QC
LGBTQ Youth Centre514-794-5428Drop-in centre & outings for LGBTQ youth, resources, information, group for parents [E/F]Montreal (West Island)
McGill Sexual Identity Centre514-934-1934 x43585Specialized mental health services for individuals, couples, families [E/F]Montreal
Project 10514-989-4585 Listening line, peer couns., advocacy, accomp., workshops, referal to therapists [E/F] (ages 14-25)Montreal
Sexuality and U.caWebsiteInformation on sexuality, safer sex, sexual orientation, etc. [E/F]Canada

 

Recovery

The following resources promote recovery and offer tools and information. For more information about recovery, click HERE.

For our recovery workshop for caregivers, click HERE.

ORGANIZATIONS
(website)
PHONE

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

Canadian Psychological Association613-237-2144
1-888-472-0657
Professional association for psychology, information on practitioners [E/F]Canada
Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists 819-771-1441Professional organization, directory of psychologists [E/F]Canada
Daily Strength: Online Depression Support GroupWebsiteOnline discussion & support group for depression, addiction, etc. [E] Online
Healthy Minds Canada416-351-7757
1-800-915-2773
Info, research, educational handbooks for those w/ mental illness or addiction [E]Canada
Here to HelpWebsiteMental health and substance use info, interactive online recovery tools [E/F/Other] BC
Mary Ellen Copeland: Wellness Recovery Action Plan802-254-2092Self-help books, recovery programs for people with mental illness [E]USA
Recovery Canada - Montreal 514-481-7030Peer-run support groups to help manage thoughts and behaviours that lead to different stresses [E/F]Montreal

 

Women

This section of our resource list contains organizations who specifically help women, including housing, listening services, workshops, and other support.

ORGANIZATION
(website)
PHONE

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

L'Abri D'Espoir514-934-5615Emergency & long-term shelter, meals, counseling & referral [E/F]Montreal
Auberge Madeleine514-597-1303Short-term housing & group living for women in difficulty [E/F/] 18+Montreal
Auberge Shalom514-731-0833Emergency shelter for abused women of all ethnicities, external counseling [E/F]Montreal
Centre des Femmes Solidaires et Engagees514-388-0980Support, workshops, accompaniment, & other services for women of all origins [E/F/I]Montreal
Le Chainon514-845-0151Night, short-, medium-term shelter for women in need and/or homeless [E/F]Montreal
Chez Doris514-937-2341Meals & clothes, educational & social services for women [E/F]Montreal
Elizabeth Fry Society of Quebec514-489-2116 x232Legal advice & support for women having trouble w/ law, halfway houses [E/F]QC
Femmes du Monde514-735-9027Community centre for women, listening service, support & self-help [E/F/other]Montreal (Cote-des-Neiges)
Herstreet514-284-9665Helps women in distress and homeless women [E/F]Montreal
Logifem514-939-3172Emergency & long-term shelter for women and their children, accompaniment, support [E/F]Montreal
Maison Marguerite514-932-2250Short-term housing for women in need, clothing, food, etc. [E/F/other]Montreal
Maison Saint-Jacques514-526-4132 Group for individuals w/ mental health issues (Free, includes daycare & transportation costs) [F]Montreal
Multi-Femmes

514-523-1095Short-term housing for female victims of conjugal violence, intervention [E/F]Montreal
Le Parados514-637-3529Short-term housing for women & children victims of violence [E/F/S/other]Montreal (Lachine)
Patricia MacKenzie Pavilion (Old Brewery Mission)514-526-6446Food, clothing, shelter for homeless women, social rehabilitation program [E/F]Montreal (Cote-des-Neiges)
The Shield of Athena514-274-8117
1-877-274-8117
Shelter, intervention, prevention for victims of domestic violence (ethnic) [E/F/other]Montreal (Mount Royal)
West Island Women's Shelter514-695-8529Activities, support groups, workshops, special programs for teens & mothers, advocacy for women's issues [E/F]Montreal (West Island)
Women's Centre of Montreal514-842-4780Support, workshops, accompaniment, employment, integration [E/F]Montreal
YWCA Mtl 514-866-9941Information and help with housing, employment, legal issues; programs for women [E/F]Montreal

 

Children and Youth

The symptoms of many mental illnesses first appear in childhood and adolescence. If you are a young person looking for help, or if you are looking for support for a young person you care about, the resources below can help.

ORGANIZATION
(website)
PHONE

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

Active Minds202-332-9595Organization promoting student mental-health awareness, resources [E] USA
Amcal514-694-3161Residence, development workshops, and other programs for families [E/F]Montreal (West Island)
Ateliers d'Anna (ALPABEM)450-668-0541Workshops for children 6-13 who have a mentally ill parent [F]Montreal (Laval)
The Balanced Mind Parent Network312-642-0049Family Helpline, resources and online forum for family of children with mood disorders, BPD [E] USA
Batshaw Youth and Family Centres514-989-1885Foster home & adoption services, family interventions, social rehab [mostly E/F]Montreal (Westmount)
Batshaw Youth Protection514-935-6196Youth protection services (under 18), psychosocial emergencies [mostly E/F]Montreal (Westmount)
The Bunker (Dans La Rue)514-524-0029Short-term emergency housing for minors, confidential location [E/F]Montreal
Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry613-288-0408Professional association of child psychiatrists, resources [E/F] Canada (ON)
Collective Community Services514-937-5351Support services for families, youth, and seniors, camps, integration [E/F]Montreal (Ville-Marie)
Centre Hospitalier Charles-Lemoyne - Adolescent450-466-5000 x2830Adolescent psychiatry department [E/F] (referral needed)Montreal (South Shore)
Centre Hospitalier Charles-Lemoyne - Child450-466-5000 x5098Child psychiatry department [some E/ mostly F] (referral needed) 12 yrs and youngerMontreal (South Shore)
Children's Mental Health Ontario416-921-2109Resources, referrals, information; find a child and youth mental health centre near you [E]ON
Dans La Rue514-526-7677 1-888-520-7677Support, food, shelter for homeless youth; job skills, art, music therapy [E/F]Montreal (Ville-Marie)
Douglas Hospital Child & Adolescent Psychiatry514-761-6131 x2067Outpatient clinic w/ psychiatric programs for children & adolescents [E/F] (referral needed)Montreal (Verdun)
EducaloiWebsiteSimplifies law and explains rights to youth [E/F]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Family Resource Center514-685-5912Individual and family counselling, workshops for parents and children, parent support groups [E]Montreal (West Island)
Foster Pavillon514-486-1304Rehabilitation services for teens w/ substance abuse
problems [mostly E/F]
Montreal
Guide to College Student Mental HealthWebsiteGuide for college students about mental health issues [E] USA
Head and Hands514-481-0277Counseling for youth 12-25, health, legal, &
social services, activities, etc. [E/F]
Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Kids Help Phone1-800-668-6868Helpline for kids and teens; counselling, listening, referrals, info [E/F]Canada
Leave Out Violence514-938-0006Anti-violence programs through media arts, positive life skills workshops [E/F]QC
Legal Aid Youth514-864-9833Free legal aid for youth, services for youth protection & justice system [E/F]Montreal
LGBTQ Youth Centre514-794-5428Drop-in centre & outings for LGBTQ youth, resources, information, group for parents [E/F]Montreal (West Island)
Maison Elizabeth House514-482-2488Centre for young parents, residential services for young mothers, assistance [E/F]Montreal (Westmount)
Mental Health and High School (CMHA Education program)WebsiteInformation on mental health for students, teachers, and parents [E/F]Canada
Mind CheckWebsiteQuizzes, personal stories, facts about mental illness for teens [E]BC
Mind your Mind (By teens for teens)WebsiteOnline community for support for consumers & their families, coping tools [E] Online
Miriam Foundation514-345-1300
1-855-365-1300
Programs and services for kids + adults living with intellectual disabilities or Autism Spectrum [E/F]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges-NDG)
Montreal Children's Hospital514-412-4400Variety of services and programs, inpatient & outpatient clinics for children [E/F]Montreal
Montreal Children's Hospital Adolescent Psychiatry514-412-4449Adolescent psychiatry at the children's hospital [E/F]Montreal
National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens WebsiteOnline resource center for teens concerning drug abuse; info, blogs, etc. [E]USA
Parents for Children's Mental Health416-220-0742 1-855-254-7264Information, advocacy, referrals, resource manual for families [E]ON
Portage - Adolescent Program514-694-9894 [E]
450-224-2944 [F]
Rehab program for teens 14-18; residence, therapy, support, recreation [E/F]Montreal (West Island)
Premiere Ressource514-525-2573
1-866-329-4223
Free counseling line for parents & children concerning family issues [E/F]QC
Reach OutWebsiteInfo & facts for various issues incl. mental health; get help, blogs, etc. [E]Australia
St. Justine Hospital Psychiatry514-345-4695Various programs and services offered by psychiatry department [E/F]Montreal
The Students’ Guide to Mental Health and High School (CMHA)WebsiteGuide about mental health for teens [E/F] Canada
Sun Youth514-842-6822Activities for youth, camps, sports, volunteering, food, clothing, assistance [E/F]Montreal (Plateau)
Teenage Health Unit (JGH)514-340-8242Health and counseling services for teenagers [E/F]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges - NDG)
Teen Mental Health902-470-6598Info about transitioning into post-secondary life, having a parent with a mental illness, losing someone to suicide, etc. [E]Nova Scotia
Tel-Jeunes1-800-263-226624/7 support and helpline; phone counseling for kids and teens under 20 [E/F]QC
YES Montreal514-878-9788Help for 18-30 year olds to find employment; also for entrepreneurs and artists [E]Montreal and across Quebec
The Yellow Door514-845-2600Connects older adults and young people to combat isolation [E]Montreal
Youth at Risk (Chabad Lifeline)514-738-7700Addiction and crisis services, counseling, education for youth [E]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Youth Net613-738-3915Education, support, information about mental health [E/F]ON