Santé Montréal

Mental health

What is a mental health problem?

If you are suffering from a mental health problem, or know someone else who is

it's important to get help

Mental illness can take many forms. The most known mental illnesses are the following:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
    Mood disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)


The CIUSSS: the place to go to access mental health services

The Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre (CIUSSS) are the point of access to mental health services. Each CIUSSS has two mental health teams, one for children and young people and the other for adults.

They are responsible for evaluating the situation of the people who come to them and giving them the appropriate assistance. Depending on the seriousness of the situation, they may refer these people to dedicated multidisciplinary teams that include social workers, psychologists, child psychiatrists, psychiatrists, doctors, nurses, etc.

They work in cooperation with the teams in the CIUSSS's other sectors and with partners to ensure service continuity.

If you need help, please contact your CLSC, or talk to your doctor or a community organization. They will direct you to the right place to get the support you need.

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Last Update : 19 September 2020