Depression can be debilitating, can appear at any age, and is one of the most common and treatable mental illnesses. Up to 20% of the population may be affected by depression in their lifetime.

AMI-Quebec offers many programs to help both people suffering from depression and their loved ones. Consider attending one of our support groups (including one specifically for depression) or booking an appointment with one of our counselors (for family members only).

Please consult the list below for other organizations that provide help and information about depression.




The Antidepressant Skills WorkbookWebsiteEducation and self-help workbook on coping with Depression [E/F/Other]Canada (online)
Canadian Mental Health Association613-745-7750Information on depression and bipolar disorder [E/F]Canada (ON)
Daily StrengthWebsiteOnline discussion & support groups for depression; resources for crisis. [E]Online
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance1-800-826-3632Referrals & education about depression/bipolar disorder [E]USA
Depression is Real1-651-200-4297Online support, education and support groups for men suffering from depression [E]USA
Depression HurtsWebsiteInformation on depression, symptoms, managing your depression, road to recovery, resources and info for family and friends [E/F/Other]Canada (Online)
Depression TribeWebsiteSelf-help online community for people w/ depression, online support [E]USA (Online)
Douglas Hospital Depression Program514-761-6131 x3301Depression treatment programs [E/F] (referral needed) Montreal (Verdun)
Écoute-Entraide (formerly Déprimés anonymes)514-278-2130
Listening line 7 days a week (8 am-midnight) and support groups [F]Montreal (Rosemont)
The Emotional Health CBT Clinic514-485-7772Affordable individual CBT for depression, anxiety, OCD, etc. [E/F]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario1-888-486-8236Support groups, information, education [E]ON
Mood Disorders Society of Canada519-824-5565Information centre, advocacy, support, education, referrals [E]Canada (ON)
MoodFXinfo@moodfx.caApp designed to track symptoms, monitor symptoms, and set reminders of appointments [E/F]Canada (Online)
MUHC Mood Disorders Clinic514-934-1934 x34543Therapy & treatments for mood disorders [E/F] (Referral Needed)Montreal (Ville-Marie)
PsyMontreal514-337-2473 x 0Psychotherapy and coaching services for depression, anxiety, stress, etc. [E/F] ($)Montreal
Education, resources, support groups, counselling [E/F]Montreal (Plateau)
Royal Victoria Hospital CBT514-934-1934 x 34284CBT through Royal Vic., waiting list of 6-8 months [E/F] Montreal (Ville-Marie)
Suicide Action Montreal (SAM)514-723-3594
Listening line, education, bereavement support [E/F]QC (Montreal)