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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…

#YouAsked: “I’ve Been Having a Really Difficult Time Coping with my Anxiety During this COVID-19 Pandemic. What Can I Do to Help Alleviate the Extra Stress?”

#YouAsked: “I’ve Been Having a Really Difficult Time Coping with my Anxiety During this COVID-19 Pandemic. What Can I Do to Help Alleviate the Extra Stress?”

Remember, it’s ok to not be ok. Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worry can be tough to contain, especially if your usual coping skills are being affected by this virus. And taking care of your mental health is just as important now even when the…

Connexions Continues to Build Community within the Pontiac 

Connexions Continues to Build Community within the Pontiac 

Connexions Resource Centre is excited to welcome a new member to the team! “I’m thrilled to join this dynamic community organization and can’t wait to dig into all the wonderful programs being offered,” stated Michèle Gagnon, Connexions’ newly hired Community Engagement and Outreach Manager for…

Naloxone Kits Available for Free at Pharmacies or Public Health Units

Naloxone Kits Available for Free at Pharmacies or Public Health Units

  Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can stop or reverse an opioid overdose.  Within the scope of its national opioid overdose prevention and response strategy, the Québec government has implemented a program for free access to naloxone. An antidote to opioid overdose, naloxone is now available…

Youth and Opioids: What Do I Need to Know as a Parent?

Youth and Opioids: What Do I Need to Know as a Parent?

Did you know that…  87% of teenagers think their parents are credible sources of information about illegal drugs (Health Canada study)? As a parent, you can make a big difference as you are your child’s best defense against drug use. Here are some things to…

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…

What vision care is covered by the Québec Health Insurance Plan?

What vision care is covered by the Québec Health Insurance Plan?

The Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) pays the cost of certain services provided by optometrists.   ▶ Services covered for all: In the event of a sudden eye problem such as conjunctivitis or inflammation of the eyelid, or where there is a foreign…

#YouAsked: “How would I find a walk-in clinic in my area?”

#YouAsked: “How would I find a walk-in clinic in my area?”

When you need to see a doctor on the same day or the next, medical consultation services are available. If You Do Not Have a Family Doctor, or if Your Family Doctor is Not Available Some Medical Clinics or GMFs provide medical consultations on the…

Access to your Digital Health File – Right at your Fingertips!

Access to your Digital Health File – Right at your Fingertips!

Available on all types of devices, the Québec Health Booklet is a digital service managed by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec.  It’s free, easy to use and secure, and is intended as your one-stop reference to your health information. You can consult your…