About Mental Health Estrie

“If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies”Unknown

How can Mental Health Estrie help you?

  • Are you or someone you know coping with some form of mental illness?
  • Are words like : manic depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia confusing to you?
  • Do you know there are other illnesses such as : anxiety / panic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating disorders and others?
  • Feel like you’re the only person in this situation?

When we or someone we love is diagnosed with a mental illness or mental health disorder, it can be a very confusing time for the individual, as well as their family and friends. Don’t suffer through this time alone. Mental Health Estrie offers support, guidance and education to individuals coping with mental illness, as well as their family and friends.

Support groups provide an opportunity to share experiences and to support each other in an atmosphere of confidentiality and acceptance. People need to be able to share their personal stories. The benefits of sharing your story can help both you and someone else who is living a similar experience. Lift the clouds, break the isolation, and contact a support group. For more information, contact us today!

 

What is Mental Health Estrie

A non-profit, community organization committed to helping English-speaking families of Estrie and surrounding area to manage the impact of mental illness. We provide support, information and education to family and friends, including those who are ill.

We strive to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness by developing public awareness and work in partnership with professional health care and social service providers, and other community organizations, to promote services for mental illness.

For more information on activities from this past year, go to: Annual Report 2016

 

Want to help?

As we are a non-profit community organization, donations are vital to the ongoing availability of the services we offer to the community.  As such, all donations are greatly appreciated. Receipts are issued for income tax purposes for all donations of $10.00 or more.

Research shows that peer support is associated with:

  • Reduction in number of hospitalizations
  • Reduction in symptoms
  • Improvements in social support
  • Improvements in quality of life.
  • Additionally peer support has been found to foster recovery, empowerment and hope, helping families and individuals develop the skills they need to take charge of their lives.

    Source : Mental Health Commission of Canada