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.
6ème édition du FFAC | 6th Edition of the ACFF
Gardez les dates! Des films qui transformeront votre perspective sur la maladie mentale. La séance Documentales, sélection de courts-métrages, appuyée par le RACOR sera encore de retour cette année le jeudi 18 octobre en après-midi. Détails à venir. Pour plus d'informations, visitez acff.ca.
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Save the dates! Films that will change your perspective on mental illness. The session Documentales, a selection of short films, sponsered by the RACOR will still be back this year on Thursday, October 18th in the afternoon. More details to come. For more information, visit acff.ca.
AMI-Quebec invites you to this event where you will learn about the prevalence of mental illness in the food industry. The Keynote speaker is New York chef, blogger, writer and mental health advocate Kat Kinsman. She is also the author of the bestselling book Hi, Anxiety - Life with a bad case of nerves.
Cette année encore, le RACOR en santé mentale vous invite à la Série DocuMentales, en partenariat avec Paradis Urbain et le Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, dans le cadre du Festival Au Contraire. Au programme de la séance: plusieurs courts-métrages sur le thème de la santé mentale d'ici et d'ailleurs, suivi d'un panel de discussion!
Réservez vos billets sans plus tarder!
GRATUIT pour les organismes membres du RACOR ; 10$ pour la communauté
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This year, RACOR en santé mentale invites you to the DocuMentales Series, special event in Au Contraire film festival, in partnership with Paradis Urbain and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Program : several short films about mental health, followed by a panel discussion!
Book your tickets now!
FREE for RACOR member organizations; $ 10 for the community
La Maison UP Donald Berman | The Donald Berman UP House
La Maison UP Donald Berman invite les membres du personnel ainsi que les personnes œuvrant dans le milieu de la santé mentale à participer au visionnement spécial et GRATUIT de films sur la santé mentale. Le programme de cette année comprend des fictions narratives et des animations qui éclairent le sujet de la maadie mentale sous plusieurs angles et à travers différents genres.
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The Donald Berman UP House would like to invite all staff and members of the Montreal mental health community to a special FREE film screening. This year's program includes narrative fictions and animations that illuminate the subject of mental illness from multiple perspectives and through various genres.
Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Government will be legalizing Marijuana in Canada in October. Residents from McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry will join AMI-Quebec on Facebook live to discuss the pros and cons of marijuana usage in relation to mental illness.
This will be an interactive event with a Q&A period where you can chat live with the Facilitators.
In communication the idea is to strengthen mutual respect and trust, thereby allowing people with diverse attitudes and opinions to develop effective partnerships. It’s the type of approach that can help reduce your anxiety and improve your relationship with your ill loved one.
By AMI-Québec. Must attend both sessions.