Mental Disorders and Available Resources
Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder
Organizations and Resources Available
The following is a list of mental health resources in and outside of the Estrie region. Please call ahead to confirm the availability of bilingual services.
1 in 5 Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their lives
– Canadian Institute of Health Research
JEVI Centre de prevention du suicide – Estrie
120, 11e Avenue Nord, Sherbrooke QC, J1E 2T8
Line of Action: 1-866-APPELLE (277-3553)
Phone (Administrative): 819-564-7349
JEVI is a community organization whose aim is to prevent suicide and promote well-being in the Eastern Townships population. From 1986 to 2000, JEVI offered services to individuals under the age of 25, their parents and close friends and to the professionals working with youth.
Since June 2000, JEVI has been acknowledged as the Suicide Prevention Center for the Eastern Townships region by the Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux de l’Estrie. Consequently, services were adapted or developed in order to adequately respond to the needs of the general population of the Eastern Townships region (youth, adults and the elderly).
JEVI offers a complete line of services in promotion, prevention, intervention and postvention actions associated with suicide prevention.
Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychosis (PEPP-Montréal)
Douglas Institute Wilson Pavilion, 6875 LaSalle Boulevard, Montreal, (Quebec) H4H 1R3
Information on first episode of psychosis in Montreal, QC. This is a highly recommended program but it must be the individual’s first episode of psychosis.
“One of the most important ways to improve outcome in psychosis is to initiate treatment early… individuals receiving optimum treatment within six months following onset of psychosis have better recovery than those receiving treatment after a delay greater than six months.” – PEPP
Go to http://pepp.ca/resour.html for more resources.
PostpartumProgress.com is a blog that offers in-depth information, support and hope for all pregnant and new moms who have postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth, including postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, depression or anxiety during pregnancy, post-adoption depression, postpartum PTSD, depression after miscarriage or perinatal loss and postpartum psychosis.
This blog is a program of the nonprofit organization Postpartum Progress®, which raises awareness, fights stigma and provides peer support to women with maternal mental illness.
Mood Disorders Canada Online Discussion Forum
MDSC provides a safe, supportive virtual place to discuss mental illness in our online Discussion Forum. With over 29,000 posts and more than 1,900 discussion threads in operation, if you need somewhere to look for support and guidance this is a great first step! We encourage you to Visit our Forum.
CHUS (Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke)
Address: 3001 12e Ave N, Sherbrooke, QC, J1H 5N4
Addictions/dependencies & mental disorders; help for consumers and family members; bilingual services.
Provincial suicide crisis line
Phone: 1-866-APPELLE (277-3553)
Quebec National Crisis Line
HeretoHelp: Mental health and substance use information
HeretoHelp is a project of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information.
We are a group of seven leading mental health and addictions non-profit agencies. Since 2003, we’ve been working together to help people live well and better prevent and manage mental health and substance use problems. You can learn more about our vision here.
BC Partners work is funded by BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority. We also receive some additional support from the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Thanks also to our corporate sponsors for helping to fund our translated resources.
Virage Santé Mentale
209 rue des Érables, Weedon QC, J0B 3J0
The mission of Virage Santé Mentale is to promote mental health, demystify mental illness, prevent mental health problems and provide support for individuals who are experiencing a period of emotional disequilibrium.
C.P 1596 Succursale Place de la Cité
Secours-Amitié Estrie is a community organization that offers a telephone service for people who need someone to talk to. The service is opened to everyone and it is free. The service is both anonymous and confidential, and is provided by a dozen volunteers who alternate to offer this service 24/7.
The service is for people of all ages who feel the need to talk about their difficulties, their worries, or just to reflect.
The service also helps people, within the Estrie region, that feel the need to confide in someone because they are struggling internally, are faced with suicidal thoughts, or have any other problem that may affect their mental health.
Promotion et défense des droits en santé mentale de l’Estrie (Pro-Def)
33 rue Brookes, Sherbrooke QC, J1H 4X7
The mission of Pro-Def Estrie consists of promoting and defending the rights of individuals who are experiencing or who have experienced a mental illness; the rights of all citizens to be full members of society, founded on the principles of social justice, freedom and equality.
Le Rivage du Val St-François
423 rue Principale Nord, Richmond QC, J0B 2H0
It is a resource whose mission is to support the rehabilitation of individuals and the maintenance in the community for people with mental health problems, with the help of professional interventions provided by a team whose work is recognized and valued both in their domain and by the community.
La Croisée des sentiers
Address: 241 Boul. Morin, Asbestos QC, J1T 3B3
La Croisée des Sentiers offers diverse services to their clientele. From the living environment to the socio-professional integration, the ultimate objective remains helping individuals deviate away from hospitalizations and social exclusion. We work toward this objective in collaboration with both community and institutional partners.
La Cordée, Resource alternative en santé mentale
Address: 305 Rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke QC, J1H 4M5
La Cordée, Resource alternative en santé mentale, works with individuals with emotional and mental health problems. Advocating for social inclusion, autonomy, and readaptation, it offers its members a place of belonging…
Address: 925 rue Du Conseil, Sherbrooke QC, J1G 1L6
We focus on helping individuals suffering from phobias, or intense fears (panic disorder) that interfere with their normal functioning. We inform individuals struggling with this problem that they are not alone in living with this phobia or intense fear. We provide these individuals with tools to help them overcome their fear and improve their daily functioning.
L’éveil ressource communautaire en santé mentale
Address: 240 rue Roy, Coaticook QC, J1A 1J3
We are an alternative resource that considers the individual as a whole rather than a diagnostic. This is a family-type of environment, a place of belonging where intervention is provided in the form of support that is tailored to the needs of the individual. We believe that the individual already possesses within them the necessary resources to face the situation and satisfy their requirements; therefore, we encourage their active involvement in the process towards wellness.
Address: 4663 rue Dollard, Lac Mégantic QC, G6B 1G5
We are a community resource and alternative for mental health, that since 1997 helps all individuals experiencing or who have experienced an emotional or mental health problem (diagnosed or not), their families and loved ones, as well as all individuals who are interested in the issue of mental health.
Address: 209 rue de Hatley, Magog QC, J1X 3G2
We are a therapeutic intervention resource where individual and group therapy are important tools to help individuals maintain or regain their psychological or emotional balance. We provide a kind and warm environment, a place of belonging and mutual support, and a place to break isolation and develop friendships and solidarity. It is a place for recovery that focuses on creativity as a vital part of overcoming one’s difficulty, opening up to a new way of getting to know oneself and feeling, and a place where creativity requires no special talent but just a desire to work on oneself. Located in a century-old home where the staff of a cozy kitchen place emphasis on learning a healthy relationship with good, quality food.
Association PANDA de l’Estrie
Address: 890, Raoul-Bruneau, local 2, Shebrooke (Quebec), J1H 2X9
Phone: 819 565-7131
Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity is a complexe disorder involving several symptoms that we can associate to an excessive level of functioning. L’association PANDA de l’Estrie provides support for adolescents, adults and parents of a child with ADD/ADHD or in the process of waiting for a diagnosis. Provides help for professionals in the mental health and school environment that have to intervene with individuals suffering from ADD/ADHD. Also, providse support for professionals in the field who have a desire to better support individuals with ADD/ADHD.
Association des proches de personnes atteintes de maladie mentale de l’Estrie
Address: 574, rue King Est, Sherbrooke (Quebec), J1G 1B5
Phone: 819 563-1363
Mental illness is a complex field that is still full of prejudice. Yet, it can strike anyone, regardless of age, race and social status. In fact, one in five people will develop a mental illness at some point in their lives, rather it be depression, schizophrenia, mood disorders, etc…
Founded in 1981, l’Association des proches de personnes atteintes de maladie mentale de l’Estrie is a community resource with the goal of supporting and informing the loved ones of individuals suffering from mental illness. We also aim to educate and inform the general population about this problem.