The Mental Health and Addiction Program Directorate was created with Bill 10: Act to modify the organization and governance of the health and social services network, in particular by abolishing the regional agencies (April 2015). It performs and plans the work needed to offer quality care and services to the population on its territory.
The needs of our users and their families are changing. It is crucial to ensure that we are all working hand in hand, with a common vision and common goals for improving care and services.
Because we want our vision to reflect our mission and values, we made sure that the process of drafting this document was collaborative and guided by a collective process of reflection that involved the Directorate’s managers, staff and users.
We also wish to highlight the exceptional work of members of the Directorate in preparing this document. Specifically, we wish to thank Tung Tran, Director, who mobilized and engaged our teams and partners to conduct this work, and Émilie Fontenay, Associate Director, who provided us with guidance in our reflections.
We hope you find it an enjoyable read.
The personal stories told in this video were shared with us by real people who have either directly or indirectly lived through mental illness. Their words, deep and captivating, remind us that mental health problems can affect us at any moment, no matter who we are, where we live, and who we know. But, more importantly, there is hope. Help is available.
Thanks to Andrew, Isabelle, Lynn and Yvon who openly tell us about their inspirational journey on World Mental Health Day at CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, it’s impossible not to feel touched, empowered and encouraged by what they have to say.