Since 1985, the mission of Réseau Alternatif et Communautaire des ORganismes (RACOR) en santé mentale de l’île de Montréal [Alternative and Community Network of Organizations in mental health on Montreal island] is to bring together, support, equip and represent community and alternative organizations in the region that work in mental health field.
The group is dedicated to promote the recognition of the unique competencies of its organizations, and the innovative and indispensable nature of the services they offer to the population. RACOR also aims to raise awareness, educate, and combat stigmas among government agencies and the general population.
We believe that each person has a story and each story has a face.
Feeling in crisis?
Here are some places you can call for crisis support as they are available to reach 24/7. These centers are here to help adults in times of distress (unhapiness due to depression, anxiety, or anguish, there are multiple situations that constitute a crisis).
Family members and friends are also welcome.
Looking for support, activities, various services in mental health?
The services and activities offered by a hundred of community mental health organizations in the Montreal area are numerous and are located throughout the island:
Reception and orientation; Accompaniment; Artistic activities; Crisis center; Day and evening center; Advocacy; Documentation; Listening; Evaluation; Training; Self-help group; Housing; Integration at work and at school; Crisis intervention; Phone intervention; Citizen participation; Prevention of suicide; Prevention and promotion of mental health; Rehabilitation; Social inclusion; Respite; Social and judicial services; Services
for ethnocultural communities; Support for families and caregivers; Community support; Psychosocial intervention; Alternative therapies; Etc.
Useful resources for looking at community, public and parapublic organizations
514 486-1448 or http://amiquebec.org/resource-list/
- The Information and Referral Centre of Greater Montreal
Below are calendar events English only or bilingual.
Events can be training, conferences, activities, fundraising, support group, etc.
AMI-Québec holds different support groups for family caregivers only, for those suffering from mental illness, and mixed groups for both. Facilitated by people who have experience, either as a caregiver or having lived with mental illness, support groups help you develop a healthy perspective on mental illness, explore coping strategies, and learn about support services and resources in the community.
No registration necessary.
This workshop explores de-escalation techniques and how to engage mindfully in conflictual situations. It will encourage self-awareness and you will develop insight into effective communication techniques in conflict situations.
Offered by AMI-Québec
Anxiety is a normal and natural response to difficult or stressful situations. But how can you manage anxiety when it begins to affect your daily life? Join AMI-Québec as they talk about different scenarios, learn some tips, and share how to manage anxiety!