Invitation to Yoga with Mariska. Friday, July 3rd to August 28th 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

For all events please see the section below.

Borderline Personality Disorder – Training for Caregivers

Friends is pleased to offer families who have a...

Open Support Group for Caregivers

Open Support group for caregivers of people with...

Yoga with Mariska

Invitation to Yoga with Mariska (Yoga Instructor...

More About Our Organization

Facing mental illness is painful for families. It undermines their ability to cope with everyday living.
Friends for Mental Health guides families towards new paths in learning to live with mental illness. We listen and counsel, we provide information and referrals, we offer self-help and respite, and we promote public awareness. Flexible and responding to changing needs, Friends for Mental Health works in collaboration with other professional mental healthcare providers. We are a non-profit, bilingual organization serving primarily the West Island of Montreal.


Upcoming Events

Aug 5, 2015 @ 6:30 pm Men's Support Group
Aug 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm Yoga with Mariska
Aug 12, 2015 @ 6:30 pm Open Support Group
Aug 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm Yoga with Mariska
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by Andrew Thompson

One of the most difficult, harrowing, and frustrating aspects of living with a family member who has severe or...

Caregiver’s Bill Of Rights

I have the right: 
To take care of myself. This is not an act of selfishness. It will enable me to take better...

How to Say No…

Caregivers often feel at the mercy of their loved ones who are ill and unable to refuse certain favors even when...

A review of “I’m not sick, I don’t need help!”

by Patricia Parker (stagiare)

In the book, I am not sick, I don’t need help, Xavier Amador discusses the experience of the individual...

Tips on communicating with a mentally ill person

by Brigitte Boulard (summer student)

By: Brigitte Boulard, summer student Communicating your needs and limits can be a challenge for anybody....