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.
Boundaries are not easy to understand, and even harder to set in relationships. As a caregiver of a loved one with mental illness, being aware of our feelings and needs while respecting another person’s limits makes it necessary to ensure safe and positive interactions and living situations. This workshop will discuss and practice setting boundaries with others who live in similar situations.
This workshop is offered by AMI-Québec.
Managing relationships is tough enough, but what about when mental illness plays a role?
We will talk about having a partner who lives with mental illness, disclosing your mental illness to a partner, and the stresses of online dating culture.
If you’ve got a question about relationships that relates to mental health, AMI-Quebec is there to help you find an answer!
AMI-Québec invites caregivers to discover what personal and hidden meanings their SoulCollage card reveals to them. People are amazed at the power and beauty of their cards and their ability to access their inner wisdom using images.
No art experience required.
Dedicated to solving one of the stickiest worries for caregivers: how to deal with stressful situations and keep harmony in the family. Plus learning resilience—the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or other sources of stress. Offered by AMI-Québec.
J’avance en marchant, la grande marche annuelle au profit de Revivre devient cette année printanière. Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant.
Pour sa 3e édition, J’avance en marchant se veut rassembleuse et festive, c’est pourquoi vous êtes conviés à un unique défi de 15 km où des centaines de marcheurs seront rassemblés pour la cause de la santé mentale.