Taking care of your mental health doesn’t just mean acting in emergency or crisis situations. It’s also about understanding and equipping yourself to reduce stress and anxiety, soothe your emotions and feel less alone when going through a difficult situation.

Don’t wait until you reach the end of your rope to seek help. There are plenty of resources available to help you. We’ve put together a directory of services to help you find the help you need, depending on where you live.

Who to consult?

Psychologist

Expert in behaviour, emotional and mental health, who assesses, diagnoses, and intervenes with people experiencing distress or psychological difficulties. They can support you in difficult life situations or help you change behaviours or reactions so you can learn about yourself and live in harmony.

Consult this website for more information on this profession.

Social worker

Professional who helps people and communities experiencing problems, whether related to difficult situations, crises or everyday life. This professional analyzes the situation and works with you to find solutions, considering your strengths and those of your community.

Consult this website for more information on this profession.

Psychiatrist

Medical specialist who diagnoses and treats mental health disorders. They can also enlighten you about your mental health, give you a diagnosis and suggest treatment (medication or other).

Consult this website for more information on this profession.

Government, community and private service directories

Directory of health and social services

To find a resource in the health and social services network (CLSC, hospitals, CISSS/CIUSSS) and in the community.

CLSC Directory

To consult a psychologist, social worker or psychoeducator at a CLSC. Waiting times may vary depending on the location and reason for consultation.

Directory of community organizations and programs

A service that provides people with non-urgent social needs with information on local social and community resources.

Directory of the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec

To consult a social worker or a marriage and family therapist (private practice).

Directory of addiction and drug use help centres and services

To find a resource that offers help in the prevention, support and treatment of addiction and substance use anywhere in Quebec.


Reference

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Ordre des psychologues du Québec. Quel professionnel consulter?

Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec. Découvrir nos professions

Association des médecins psychiatre du Québec. Qu’est-ce qu’un médecin psychiatre?

Credit

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Contribution to the article: Isabelle Queval, psychologist

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