A wonderful reader reached out after reading my posts concerning Depression. The reader asked if I knew of places someone going through depression, anxiety, other disorders or someone having suicidal thoughts, could go to seek help in Montreal. I was upset at myself for not having more than two places as a response. I told them that I would look into it and since it may help other people, I thought I would share what I found.
I have not visited these places, so if there is a resource I put on the list that you would not recommend, or if you had great experiences at another, please comment and let us know! I would hate to tell someone to try a clinic and have the experience make it worse for them, so please let myself and other readers be aware of your experiences (post as anonymous if you don’t want to share your name). I thank you in advance!
Head & Hands : (514-481-0277) Counseling & listening for youth 12-25 (non-judgmental & flexible)
West Island Crisis Center : (514-684-6160) Crisis line, counselling, short-term housing, mobile intervention – all 24/7
The Montreal Center for Anxiety and Depression : (514-777-4530 or 514-796-4357) E-mail: email@example.com We specialize in individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults. We also offer couple and family therapy.
Face-to-Face : (514-934-4546) Listening and referral service M-F: 9-5. Drop in service
http://www.wicrisiscenter.com/section-18-telephone-line : (514-684-6160) Our telephone intervention service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, individuals in psychological or psychosocial distress, as well as to their family and friends.
Info Line CLSC: (Call 811) 9:00 am – 17:00: to locate your closest CLSC
Depressed Anonymous/Déprimés Anonymes : (514 278-2130) Listening line and free, confidential support groups open to all people experiencing psychological distress
Suicide Action Montréal : 514 723-4000 The telephone intervention service is available 24/7 and it is free of charge and confidential. This service is for people who are thinking of suicide, those that are worried about someone they know or those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Volunteers and employees are there to help you. To talk with one of our crisis workers, call 514-723-4000. If you are outside Montreal, dial 1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553).
Kids Help Phone : (1-800-668-6868) Helpline for kids and teens; counseling, listening, referrals, info
National Eating Disorder Information Centre : (1-866-633-4220 or 416-340-4156) Help line, support, information on eating disorders, and referrals to health professionals
Online / Chat
https://www.imalive.org/ : This was recommended by a friend of mine. If you are in crisis or considering suicide, please click the Chat Now button to talk with one of our volunteers.
Misc. / Other Resources & Lists
Support Group: http://revivre.org/support-groups.php (All in French) : Revivre support groups enable people suffering from anxiety, depression or bipolar disorders to share their experiences without fear of judgment or being told what to do.
Revivre also offers individual counselling: For more information, call (514) 529-3081, etx. 4, or send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are numerous resources and there are several ways you can reach out if you need someone to speak to, whether it be face to face, over the phone, or chatting online.
Just remember to never feel ashamed to ask for help- it does not mean you are weak. It just means you are strong enough to reach out.
“Asking For Help Reveals Strength, Not Weakness” – Margie Warrell
As always, if you still feel strange about contacting any of the places listed, and you need someone to talk to, e-mail me at email@example.com
I will answer as soon as I can.