Discover your options
Mental illnesses can take many forms, such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, depression, psychotic disorders, or post-traumatic stress. And just like physical diseases, they can strike anyone regardless of age, gender, social status, education, nationality or ethnic origin.
Do you or does someone close to you have a mental health problem? Discover your options.
Make the right choice!
- Contact your family doctor first, if you have one.
- If you don’t have a family doctor or if your health problem occurs at a time when your doctor can’t be reached, you have other options besides the emergency room.
- Get a quick response to a crisis. Qualified professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can guide you to the appropriate resources in the health network. Info-Social is a free and confidential service.
- If you need to see a doctor, many clinics have extended hours (12 hours a day) or are open on the weekend (8 hours a day). See the list of walk-in clinics
Montréal crisis centres
- Crisis centres help adults (or their loved ones) who are in a state of psychological distress (uncontrollable emotions) or psychosocial distress (related to an unexpected situation). Most of the people who work in Montréal's crisis centres are professionals such as social workers, psychoeducators, delinquency counsellors and psychologists. See the list of crisis centres
For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1.