Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) causes people to be troubled by persistent ideas and feelings (obsessions) that force them to carry out repetitive actions and rituals (compulsions).

AMI-Quebec has a support group for OCD, both for people who suffer from OCD and for their families and loved ones. Please click HERE for more information.

Please explore the list below for organizations that specialize in coping with, treating, and providing information about OCD. See also resources for anxiety.

ORGANIZATION
(website)
PHONE

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

Anxiety and Depression Association of America240-485-1001Education, info about help, treatment & coping; resources [E]USA
Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Laboratory514-848-2424 x2187Obsessive Compulsive Disorder study where eligible people will receive twelve sessions of treatment/therapy for free [E]Montreal (NDG)
Anxiety Canada604-620-0744Information on OCD in children [E]Canada
Canadian Mental Health Association416-646-5557Information and resources [E/F]Canada (ON)
Canadian Treatment Centre for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (CTCOCD)514-710-7063 Specialized OCD programs and treatments for all ages. [E/F]Montreal (Westmount)
CHEO613-737-7600Resource for parents with children with OCD [E]ON
Clinique d'Anxieté de Montreal514-769-1117CBT-based therapy for anxiety; sliding scale ($) [E/F]Montreal (Rosemont)
The Emotional Health CBT Clinic514-485-7772Affordable individual CBT for OCD, depression, anxiety, etc. [E/F]Montreal (Cote-des-Neiges)
Fondation Québécoise pour le Trouble Obsessionnel-Compulsif24.julie@gmail.comInformation and resources. [F]Montreal
Institut universitaire en sante mentale de Montreal514-251-4015Some free OCD therapy offered as part of research [F]Montreal (Hochelaga-Maisonneuve)
International OCD Foundation617-973-5801Information, resources, research [E]USA
OCD Online212-686-6886Information about OCD and CBT (individual, group, Skype, intensive) [E]USA (Online)
PsyMontreal514-337-2473 x 0Psychotherapy and coaching services for people living with OCD. [E/F]Montreal
Revivre1-866-738-4873
514-529-3081
Help-line, education, resources, support groups, counseling [F; some E groups]Montreal (Plateau-Mont-Royal)
The TribeWebsiteSelf-help online community for OCD sufferers, online support, recovery chat [E]Online

 

Crisis Intervention

Sometimes a situation requires urgent attention. If you or someone you love is in danger, call 9-1-1 or go to your local hospital. For crisis intervention numbers and links, please see below.

ORGANIZATION
(website)
PHONE

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

Association Iris514-388-9233Counseling, short-term housing, mobile intervention, 24 Hour Crisis Line [F]Montreal (North)
Centre L'Autre Maison514-768-7225Crisis intervention line, follow-up & counseling, short-term housing [E/F]Montreal (South-West)
Équipe Mobile de Crise Résolution514-351-9592Mobile intervention, counseling, short-term housing, 24 Hour Crisis Line [E, mostly F]Montreal (East)
Suicide Action Montreal1-866-277-3553Education, bereavement support, 24 Hour Crisis Line [E/F]Montreal
Tracom514-483-3033Short-term shelter, community follow up, outreach, 24 Hour Crisis Line [E/F]Montreal
Le Transit514-282-7753Crisis intervention centre,
short-term shelter, 24 Hour Crisis Line [F]
Montreal (Centre/East)
West Island Crisis Centre514-684-6160Crisis line, counseling, short-term housing, mobile intervention - all 24/7 [E/F]Montreal (West Island)

 

Counselling and Therapy

Counselling can be an essential part of coping with and recovering from a mental illness, both for the person living with a mental illness and for their loved ones.

AMI-Quebec offers free counselling for caregivers (families and friends of someone living with mental illness). Please click HERE for more information.

For organizations that offer counselling for individuals suffering from mental health issues, including art therapy, and counselling for family members, please see below. Most offer free services or charge on a sliding scale.

ORGANIZATION
(website)
PHONE

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

Argyle Institute514-931-5629Affordable psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families [E/F]Montreal (Westmount)
Association des Medecins Psychiatres du Quebec514-350-5128Psychiatry information, psychiatrist directory [F]QC
Auberge Shalom514-731-0833External counseling, emergency shelter for abused women of all ethnicities, 24 Hour Support Line [E/F]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Bottin Sante514-317-2683
Repertoire of psychologists classified by regions of Quebec [F]QC
Collective Community Services514-937-5351Support services for families, counseling offered [E]Montreal
Centre de Services Psychologiques de l'UQAM514-987-0253Affordable psychology clinic offered by psychologists and student clinicians [F]Montreal
Clinique Universitaire de Psychologie (UdeM)514-343-7725Affordable psychology clinic offered by psychologists and student clinicians [F]Montreal
Cognitive Principles (Mary's Recovery)514-485-2194Counseling and CBT group workshops for depression, anxiety, panic, and OCD [E/F]Montreal (Westmount)
Concordia Applied Psychology Centre514-848-2424 x7550Affordable psychology clinic offered by psychologists and student clinicians for all ages (children, youth, adults, families); services from September to April only [E/F]Montreal
The Emotional Health CBT Clinic514-485-7772Affordable individual CBT for depression, anxiety, OCD, etc. [E/F]Montreal
Face à Face514-934-4546Counselling, drop-in, support group, listening, assisantce [E/F]Montreal
Head & Hands514-872-9444Medical, social, legal, and counseling services for youth 12-25, young parents program [E/F]Montreal
Maison Multiethnique Myosotis514-271-4407Psychotherapy centre; indiv., couple, & family therapy [E/F/other] $$Montreal
La Maison St. Jacques514-526-4132Free group psychotherapy for adults 18-50, group for mothers, referrals [F]Montreal
McGill Psychoed. & Counseling Clinic514-398-4641Counseling, psychoeducational assessments, and psychotherapy for children and adolescents (ages 6 20); $25/session [E] Montreal
Mental Health CanadaWebsiteNational directory of mental health professionals [E/F]Canada
Montreal Therapy Centre514-244-1290Psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, and families [E/F/S] $$ (sliding scale)Montreal (NDG)
The Open Centre514-397-9307Holistic centre with various professionals in mental and physical health [E/F]Montreal (NDG)
Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec514-738-1223
1-800-561-1223
Referral service to find a private psychologist [E/mostly F]QC
PsyMontreal514-337-2473 x0Psychotherapy and coaching services for depression, anxiety, stress, etc. [E/F] $$ (some discounts for students)Montreal
Teenage Health Unit (JGH)514-340-8242Health and counseling services for teenagers [E/F]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre514-696-0948Psychological services ranging from consultation, assessment, therapy, and treatment programs. [E/F]Montreal (West Island)
Westmount Psychological Services514-223-5327Therapy for anxiety, depression, OCD etc. [E/F] $$Montreal (Westmount)
Art Therapy
L'Atelier514-844-6458Art workshops, professional & social integration programs, 18+ [E/mostly F] (referral needed)Montreal
Centre d'Apprentissage Parallèle (CAP)514-843-5658Art therapy, drama therapy, work integration programs, socialization [E/F]Montreal
Expression LaSalle514-368-3736Art therapy and related workshops, individual counseling [E/F]Montreal (LaSalle)
Friends for Mental Health (West Island)514-636-6885Art therapy workshops for caregivers and families [E/F]Montreal (West Island)
Les Impatients514-842-1043Art & music therapy workshops [E/mostly F]Montreal
MusiArt Choir (Montreal General Hospital)514-934-1934 x42619Choir of consumers; explore therapeutic benefits of music [E/F]Montreal
Pracom514-527-6766Art workshops, stress & health workshops, professional reintegration [F]Montreal

 

Borderline Personality Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is characterized by cycles of depression and mania. These mood swings, which are out of proportion or unrelated to events in a person’s life, affect thoughts, feelings, physical health, behaviour, and functioning.

AMI-Quebec has a support group both for people living with bipolar and for their families and friends. For more information, click HERE. For other organizations that can help you understand and cope with bipolar in yourself or in a loved one, please see below.

ORGANIZATION
(website)
PHONE

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

bp MagazineWebsitePrint and digital magazine about bipolar, forum support groups [E]USA
Canadian Mental Health AssociationWebsiteInformation on depression and bipolar disorder [E/F]Canada (ON)
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance1-800-826-3632Education, tools and resources for people with bipolar & depression; 24 hour Helpline [E]USA
Douglas Institute Bipolar Program514-761-6131 x3303Specialized treatment for bipolar disorder [E/F] (referral needed)Montreal (Verdun)
Friends for Mental Health514-636-6885Support groups and counseling for caregivers only [E/F]Montreal (West Island)
Healthline (Bipolar Disorder)WebsiteInformation about bipolar [E]Online (USA)
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario1-888-486-8236Online forums, support groups, information and education [E]ON
Mood Disorders Society of Canada613-921-5565
Information, advocacy, referrals, and support groups for family and consumers [E/F]Canada
MUHC Mood Disorders Program514-934-1934 x31798Therapy & treatments for mood disorders [E/F]Montreal (Ville-Marie)
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill1-800-950-6264Education, programs, and support groups for those living with Bipolar Disorder and other mental health conditions. [E]USA
The Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorder403-263-7408Information, support, education [E]AB
National Institute of Mental Health 1-866-615-6464Bipolar Disorder in children and teens, education for caregivers. [E]USA
Revivre1-866-738-4873Education, resources, support groups, counseling [F; some E groups]Montreal (Plateau)

 

Financial: Future Care

Planning for the future care of an adult relative with a mental illness can be so daunting that many families delay. But early planning means decisions won’t have to be made in the emotional turmoil of a crisis. For information about securing your loved one’s future, please explore the resources on our site HERE, or contact one of the organizations below.

ORGANIZATIONS
(website)
PHONEDESCRIPTIONLOCATION
Agence Ometz Future Care514-342-0000Financial aid services and Administered Funds Program [E/F/H]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges & West Island)
Chambre des Notaires du Quebec514-879-1793
1-800-263-1793
Resources and info for families about rights, wills & testaments. Information line allows you to speak with a notary free of charge. Search tool finds notaries in your area. [E/F]QC
Government of CanadaWebsiteFinancial benefits for Canadians with disabilities and their families [E/F] Canada
The Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal514-345-6414Wills, bequests, designated giving, planned giving [E/F]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Nathan Leibowitz, Investment Advisor514-798-0470Wills, trusts, insurance, tax & estate planning, asset management for disabled individuals. Fee schedule varies. [E/F] $Montreal (Saint-Laurent)
L'Organisation D'Aide aux Sans-Emploi514-932-3926Information and individual consultation on social assistance [F]Montreal (NDG)
Registered Disability Savings Plan1-844-311-7526For information about the Registered Disability Savings Plan [E/F]Canada (BC)
Sylvain Carpentier, Notary514-395-4527 x 12Wills, trusts & tax planning, asset management for disabled individuals. Fee schedule varies. [E/F] $Montreal (Ville-Marie)
Plan Institute 604-439-9566 Future planning tool and other resources to support financial planning for those with disabilities. [E]Canada (online)

 

Anxiety

Anxiety disorders affect approximately 7 to 15 percent of the population. Fortunately, these illnesses generally respond well to treatment and the majority of patients experience significant relief from their symptoms.

AMI-Quebec has a support group for both people who suffer from an anxiety disorder and their families and friends. For more information go HERE. For other organizations that can help you understand and cope with anxiety disorders, please see below.

ORGANIZATION
(website)
PHONE

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

Anxiety and Depression Association of America240-485-1001Education, info about help, treatment & coping, resources [E]USA
Anxiety Canada1-604-620-0744Education and for parents and caregivers; self-help resources. [E]Canada (BC)
Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba1-800-805-8885 (toll free)
Information, resources, support groups and cognitive behavioural programs.[E]MB
Anxiety Disorders Association of OntarioEmail: info@anxietydisordersontario.caEducation, resources and programs for individuals with anxiety disorders.[E]ON (Ottawa)
Anxieties.comWebsiteInformation and self-help site for anxiety disorders [E]USA
Association/Troubles de l'Humeur et d'AnxiétéŽ au QuebecWebsiteInformation, resources; training for health professionals [F]QC
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health1-800-463-2338
Education on specific phobias and anxiety, resources and programs for those living with various mental illnesses. [E]ON
La Cle des Champs514-334-1587
Education, resources, multiple support groups for anxiety disorders [E/F]Montreal (Ahuntsic - Cartierville)
Clinique d'Anxiété de Montreal514-769-1117Psychological evaluation and treatment of anxiety disorders. [E/F]Montreal (Jean Talon)
DrugWatchWebsiteInformation on anxiety, symptoms, and forms of treatment [E]USA
The Emotional Health CBT Clinic514-485-7772Affordable individual CBT and group therapy for depression, anxiety, OCD, etc. [E/F]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Freedom from Fear718-351-1717Education and some resources on various mental health conditions. [E] USA
Government of Quebec - Mental Health1-877-644-4545Education on condition, treatment and help resources. [E/F]QC
Group D'Entre Aide G.E.M.E.1-886-443-4363Support groups and resources [F]QC (Longueuil)
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario1-888-486-8236Support groups, programs and resources for anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders [E]ON
Mind Your MindWebsiteEducation and on-line resources to build capacity and resilience for those living with mental illnesses. [E]Canada
Mood Disorders Society of Canada(613) 921-5565Information, advocacy, referrals, and support groups for family, caregivers, and consumers [E/F]Canada (ON)
MUHC Anxiety Program
Patient Referral
514-934-1934 x31794To be followed by a psychiatrist at the MUHC, 2 month wait [E/F] (referral needed)Montreal (Ville-Marie)
Evolution Health WebsiteOnline community and program for people living with anxiety and depression.[E/F]Canada, USA (Online)
Phobies-Zero1-866-922-0002 Information and support for anxiety disorders [F]QC (Sainte-Julie)
Revivre1-866-738-4873Help-line, education, resources, support groups, work groups, counselling [E/F]Montreal (Plateau-Mont-Royal)
Worrywise KidsWebsiteParenting Tips for Anxious Kids, education on treatments and resources. [E]Online

Addiction, Substance Abuse, Dual Diagnosis

Substance abuse problems can go hand in hand with mental health issues. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, substance abuse, or dual diagnosis (an addiction to drugs or alcohol AND a mental illness), please see the resources below for help.

ORGANIZATION (website)PHONE

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

Addiction Outreach Program514-731-8000Life skills, support, workshops, dual diagnosis, After Care program ($ sliding scale) [E/F]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Addiction TribeWebsiteSelf-help online community for people w/ addiction problems, online support [E]Online
Al-Anon613-723-8484Support for friends and family of problem drinkers [E/F/S]North America; search for meetings near you.
Centre A.S.P.A.514-529-0641Non-medical rehab centre, therapy, support for family and the addicted ($) [F]Montreal
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health1-800-463-2338Mental health and addiction hospital, recovery programs and research [E/F]ON
Centre de réadaptation en dépendance de Montréal514-385-1232Treatment programs for individuals with an addiction (alcohol, drugs, gambling) and support for family and friends. [F]Montreal
Chabad Lifeline514-738-7700Programs and support groups for those dealing with addiction and their families (alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, eating, co-dependency), outpatient centre (all forms of addiction), crisis intervention, support, etc. [E]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Clinique Nouveau Depart1-866-965-2914Detox, recovery, reintegration, 7-wk intensive programs, dual diagnosis [E/F] ($)Montreal (Mont-Royal)
ConnexOntario 1-866-531-2600Information about drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario [E/F]ON
Drugs: Help and Referral514-527-2626
1-800-265-2626
24/7 information and referral service helpline [E/F]QC
Dunham House 450-263-3434Residential treatment centre for those experiencing mental health disorders and substance abuse. [E/F]QC (Dunham)
Foster Addiction Rehabilitation Centre514-486-1304
1-866-851-2255
Provides addiction rehabilitation services for all addictions except sex addiction (adults and youth) [E]Montreal; also other locations in Quebec
Gambling: Help and Referral514-527-0140
1-800-461-0140
Refers Quebecers who need help with gambling to the appropriate resources [E/F]QC
Griffith Edwards Centre Addictions Unit514-934-8311Inpatient and outpatient therapy & support for substance abusers, dual diagnosis [E/F]Montreal
Life Science Addiction Treatment Centre450-451-9995Inpatient treatment for addiction and dual diagnosis (addiction plus mental illness) [E]. $Rigaud, Quebec
Narcotics Anonymous Quebec1-855-544-6362Support for drug problems [E/F]Montreal and across Quebec
Portage - Adolescent Program See "Contact Us" page for different treatment centresRehab program for teens 14-18; residence, therapy, support, recreation [E/F]Canada
Portage - Main Office514-939-0202Drug rehab programs for adolescents, pregnant women, mothers, first nations, and adults with mental health issues. [E/F]Canada
Portage - Mental Health Program514-935-3431Substance abuse program specifically for men w/ dual diagnosis [E/F]Canada
Programme Alcochoix +WebsiteProgram to help control drinking habits; may be offered in CLSCs across Quebec [E/F]QC
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA)514-983-0671
mtldasaslaa@gmail.com
12-step programs to break pattern of sex and love addiction; local, online, and phone meetings [mainly E/ some F]Montreal
Start Your Recovery Website General information and information relatable to various groups (teens, parents, LGBTQ) on road to recovery from addiction. [E]USA
Toxico-Stop Residential Treatment Centre514-327-6017Shelter, detoxification support, social reintegration to help people overcome their addiction difficulties. [E/F]Montreal
Vilavi514-875-7013Residential intervention programs offered for people with substance abuse and related issues [E/F]. $Montreal (Montreal & Terrebonne)