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.
Mental illness is a ‘family affair’; it takes its toll and affects your own experience. Do you have a loved one living with mental illness? Does this sound familiar? This group may be for you…
Offered by AMI-Québec.
Anger is an important emotion to explore and understand within the caregiving relationship. This workshop from AMI-Québec will help you build a greater understanding of anger and your relationship to the emotion. Participants will be encouraged to articulate their feelings around anger and discuss how they express anger within their caregiving relationships.
What does it mean to be a family caregiver? How can you best support a loved one who is struggling with their mental health? Have you tried AMI-Québec Family & Friends support group? Join them to learn about helping a loved one, and how their services for Family & Friends can help YOU.
Cette année, les Ateliers Anna sont tout à fait uniques! Pour la première fois, les ateliers sont complètement GRATUITS et seront offerts sur Zoom, soit les samedi et dimanche du 1er au 30 mai de 10 h 00 à 11 h 45 !
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This year's Anna Workshops is completely unique, because for the first time, it is completely FREE and is being offered on Zoom on Saturday's and Sunday's from May 1st - May 30th from 10:00 - 11:45 a.m.!
Préparez-vous à #ParlerPourVrai, les outils de l'ACSM pour la Semaine de la santé mentale sont disponibles!
Parfois, nos émotions sont désagréables, mais réprimer les plus douloureuses ne les fait pas disparaître.
Avis aux gouvernements, organisations et tout le monde : ils ont tout ce qu’il vous faut pour aider vos employés, abonnés et proches à #ParlerPourVrai avec eux sur le site semainesantementale.ca.
Avis aux enseignant(e)s et parents : ils ont créé une trousse spécialement conçue pour vous et les enfants. Consultez leur trousse pédagogique pour des activités à faire en classe comme à la maison.
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Get ready to #GetReal. Mental Health Week materials from ACSM are here!
Sometimes our emotions are uncomfortable. But that doesn’t mean we should go uncomfortably numb.
Officials, organizations and everyone: They have everything you need for your staff, followers and friends to #GetReal with them at mentalhealthweek.ca.
Teachers and parents: they have created a special toolkit just for you and your kids. Check out their School Toolkit for activities you can do in the classroom and at home.
This introductory session will provide basic knowledge on Borderline Personality Disorder: what it is, what are some of the challenges, and what can be done to reduce conflicts. You will gain a better understanding of the condition and how to cope.
Offered by AMI-Québec.