Mental Health

Crisis & Non-Crisis Lines

If you are in crisis or have suicidal thoughts, please call: 911 or go to a hospital emergency room. Suicide prevention line at 1-866-APPELLE (277-3553). Canada Suicide Prevention Service 24-Hour Crisis Line: Available 24/7 at 1-833-456-456, or text 45645 (4PM – 12AM EST) Info-Social at 811, press option 2 to speak with a social worker…

Resources for Men’s Health and Well-Being

Resources for Men’s Health and Well-Being

The following are a few resources such as support groups and activities available within the Outaouais that are geared specifically towards men.

Mental Health & Wellness Check-In

Mental Health & Wellness Check-In

Feeling lonely, mentally drained or stressed? Need a listening ear and compassionate heart? Connexions is providing Mental Health & Wellness Check-Ins by our new Mental Health Project Coordinator. Register now!

Health & Social Services

Health & Social Services

Find detailed information about the RAMQ, health care programs and tools, as well as available health care services such as walk-in clinics, the role of the pharmacist, medical services for children 0-17, laboratory tests and STBBI screening and prevention services. Get help navigating the Outaouais’s…

Let’s Uproot Elder Abuse During World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Let’s Uproot Elder Abuse During World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Every year, June 15th, marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which offers us the opportunity to raise awareness and end elder abuse.  The theme for 2022 is: Rights Don’t Get Old.  So make sure to wear purple to honor survivors of elder abuse and raise…

Don’t Just Get Loud, #GetReal About How to Help!

Don’t Just Get Loud, #GetReal About How to Help!

May 2 to 8 is #MentalHealthWeek, and it’s all about empathy!  #Empathy is something that we can all learn. It’s about choosing not to judge.  Seeing the world as others do. Tuning in to each other and actively listening. Understanding someone’s feelings. Empathy has the…

List of Resources for Women Looking for Help | International Women’s Day

List of Resources for Women Looking for Help | International Women’s Day

We’ve put together a list of resources specific to women.  These include non-crisis and crisis supports, shelters for women, support groups, resources for immigrant women and special awareness celebrations dedicated to women.  

Getting Comfortable in Uncomfortable Situations | Caregivers’ Circle Workshop Recap 

Getting Comfortable in Uncomfortable Situations | Caregivers’ Circle Workshop Recap 

We welcomed special guest, Erica Ouimet, Developmental Service Worker and professional caregiver to our February 10th virtual Caregivers’ Circle. Erica discussed the common challenges that caregivers face while providing personal care such as toileting and bathing. “It’s important to talk about the awkwardness, to discuss…

Getting Comfortable in Uncomfortable Situations | Caregivers’ Circle Workshop Recap 

Getting Comfortable in Uncomfortable Situations | Caregivers’ Circle Workshop Recap 

We welcomed special guest, Erica Ouimet, Developmental Service Worker and professional caregiver to our February 10th virtual Caregivers’ Circle. Erica discussed the common challenges that caregivers face while providing personal care such as toileting and bathing. “It’s important to talk about the awkwardness, to discuss…

Hooked on School Days: A Moment For Them | Feb 14 to 18, 2022

Hooked on School Days: A Moment For Them | Feb 14 to 18, 2022

February can be a tough month for kids in school- it marks the end of the second term, the half-mark for the end of year, and students can often feel like they’ve run out of steam, are sluggish and unmotivated.  Now, at the halfway point,…

This year, Suicide Prevention Week (Jan 30-Feb 5) Is All About: Speaking Out.

This year, Suicide Prevention Week (Jan 30-Feb 5) Is All About: Speaking Out.

The 32th edition of Suicide Prevention Week focuses on a critical component of prevention: speaking up. To reduce suicide rates, it is important to open up both a one‑on‑one and a collective dialogue on the topic. Since suicide already receives extensive media coverage and features…

Talking About Suicide Saves Lives – Suicide Prevention Week (Jan 30 – Feb 5) – Resources for Adults

Talking About Suicide Saves Lives – Suicide Prevention Week (Jan 30 – Feb 5) – Resources for Adults

January 30 to February 5 is Suicide Prevention Week in Québec  under the theme: “Talking about suicide saves lives.” In 2015, 1,128 Quebecers took their own lives (according to the province’s latest data from the Institut national de santé publique). This is 3 suicides per…

Talking About Suicide Saves Lives – Suicide Prevention Week (January 30 – February 5) – Resources for Youth

Talking About Suicide Saves Lives – Suicide Prevention Week (January 30 – February 5) – Resources for Youth

January 30 to February 5 is Suicide Prevention Week in Québec  under the theme: “Talking about suicide saves lives.” The tragedy of a young person dying because of overwhelming hopelessness or frustration is devastating to family, friends, and community. Parents, siblings, classmates, coaches, and neighbors…