Useful links - Mental Health

  • AMI-Quebec Action on Mental Illness is a non-profit organization that helps families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy.
  • offers help in English to those thinking about suicide, those who are worried about someone, and those grieving a loss by suicide.  You can contact a counsellor by phone, text or chat 24/7.
  • The Association québécoise de prévention du suicide AQPS is an association of organizations and citizens who wish to see a significant reduction in the number of suicide deaths in Quebec. If you are having suicidal thoughts or worried about someone you know, find help and information in English.
  • AQPAMM provides information, training and guidance to improve the well-being of family and friends of people with mental health problems in all types of living arrangements. AQPAMM offers a variety of activities to uplift and assist their members and to fight mental health stigma.
  • Wellness Together Canada offers mental health and substance use support for people in Canada and Canadians abroad. Always free and virtual, 24/7.
  • Vent over Tea is a free active listening service that provides you undivided attention without judgement or reaction.  Sometimes it can really help to talk to a stranger to share what is on your mind and be heard with empathy and compassion.  *This is not a psychotherapy or counselling service.
  • Caring for Kids have information for parents from pediatricians from the Canadian Pediatric Society.  Their website has a section about mental health for pregnant women, parents, children and teens covering a variety of topics.
  • Whether you are a parent, child, sibling, partner, friend or colleague, Réseau Avant de Craquer is here to help you better cope with a loved one living with mental health problems.


Youth Mental Health

  • is a free online chat or text service for anyone in crisis or needing emotional support.  Open every night from 6pm - 12am PST, anyone under 30 across Canada is welcome.
  • Through its awareness-raising programs, Fondation Jeunes en Tête prevents psychological distress in 11- to 18-year-olds.  They have useful tools for teens and adults dealing with teenagers.  Their toolkits are designed for families, teens and schools.
  • What's Up walk-in provides free mentalhealth counselling & support for children, youth, young adults and their families, and families with infants.  They're open Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Call 1-866-585-6486 to connect with a counsellor.