Étant nouvelle dans la lutte étudiante, j’ai souvent l’impression de ne pas être à ma place. Pourtant il s’agit d’un mouvement collectif dans lequel chacun et chacune devrait pouvoir fair sa part sans se sentir jugé-e ou intimidé-e. C’est que la bureaucratie, l’organisation et les instances reliées au militantisme demandent de l’adaptation. La confiance en soi est souvent dure à atteindre et les dynamiques de groupe étranges à gérer. Je dirais que c’est en partie à cause de “l’élitisme” crée par l’ancienneté de certaines personnes.



De savoir si ma mère va me calisser dehors de chez moi, si je m’implique trop. Parce qu’elle est totalement contre et me menace de m’empêcher de vivre chez moi si je dépasse les bornes. Ça me stresse beaucoup car si ça arrive je vais me retrouver sans logis et sans aide financière.



... je ne me sens plus à ma place au sein du mouvement étudiant. J’ai aussi l’impression de ne pas être aimé. Le fait que personne ne me parle. J’ai été méchant avec d’autres personnes et j’en suit les contre-coups. Mais à l’heure actuelle je me sens seul. Sinon j’ai de l’espoir envers l’avenir.
Le vide:
Le vide systémique
Le vide intériorisé
Le vide social
Le vide spécial
Spécialement vide. le vide
Particulièrement seul, le vide
Je suis le vide
Tu me regarde vide
Vide dans ton regard
Ton regard vide de vide
Car ton vide est plein
De ton jugement sur mon vide
Alors le bide vide
J’avale ce vide vide
Pour crier dans le vide
Substance!
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Il y a plein d'approches différentes. Certaines approches ont tendance à poser trop facilement des diagnostics pathologiques (par exemple, «dépression,» «troubles anxieux,» «troubles de comportement,» «troubles de personnalité») sans tenir compte du contexte dans lequel nous vivons et ses enjeux sociopolitiques. Il y a toutefois des ressources et des services ayant une approche plus soutenante de l’engagement social et politique, et qui étendent la notion de « soin de soi » à la notion de « soin de sa communauté. »

Tout cela pour dire: il n'y a ni réponse ni approche adaptée à tous les besoins, mais il n'y pas de tort à connaître l'éventail de ressources et de services disponibles. Comme partout ailleurs, il est important de garder un esprit critique, de respecter notre vécu, et d’être conscient-e-s des dynamiques de pouvoir qui peuvent exister même dans des relations de thérapie et dans la promotion de la santé (un possible exercice pratique : p. 44 de ce petit journal de The Icarus Project offre des possibles questions à poser aux thérapeutes).

À cet égard, connaissez-vous des groupes de soutien mutuel en lien avec le désespoir vécu par les militant-e-s ? Êtes-vous intéressé-e-s à participer dans un groupe de soutien en lien avec le désespoir vécu dans la militance ? S’il vous plaît, contactez-moi à nhausfather@gmail.com.

Ressources multilingues ou anglophones / Anglophone or multilingual ressources


Head & Hands (for under 25 years old)

http://headandhands.ca/programs-services/social-services/


Sexual Assault Center of the McGill Students' Society

http://sacomss.org/
http://www.facebook.com/sacomss


http://animaleadership.com/


http://www.stonecircles.org/


The 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy

The Centre for Gender Advocacy offers confidential support services through its volunteer Peer Support and Advocacy (PSA) program, which operates on principles of empowerment, harm reduction and self-determination.


The program is staffed by volunteers who have undergone training so they can be there to actively listen and help you find any resources you may be looking for – whether that’s information about health care, sexuality, legal issues, drop-in centres, or something else altogether. Support services are provided in person, via telephone and email.


Send us an email at psa[at]centre2110.org or call 514-848-2424 x7880. Or just drop by our 2110 Mackay location!


http://www.centre2110.org/get-involved/support-your-peers/


L'information qui suit est gracieusement partagé par The 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy:




Info sheet

2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy
2110 Mackay, 1st floor.
514.848.2424 x. 7880
(drafted May 2009)


Montreal Radical Mental Health Service Providers
(Therapists, Counselors, and Psychologists)

Alison Carpenter

Private Psycho-therapist, counseling.
514-285-9155
carpenteralison@hotmail.com
Daytime hours
Near St. Henri Metro, but may soon return to Plateau
$75/hr (limited space for sliding scale ($60), but only for weekly sessions).
Coverage by some benefit plans, including Concordia’s health plan under naturopathy.
Queer and trans positive, between 30-40% of clients are trans, and many queer folks, sex-worker + and polyamoury +. Couples counseling for longer sessions at pro-rated fees.
Services in English and French
Not wheelchair accessible, but willing to negotiate seeing someone at another location.
Can access services without address, ID, healthcare card etc.
Gender neutral bathrooms


Nicole Marek

Private psychologist/counsellor
514-686-2487
1247 St. Joseph est
www.nicolemarek.ca
Sliding scale – Fee is $80, and sliding scale available to be determined based on means.
Great interest and knowledge in queer/trans-related issues
Services in English and French
Not wheelchair accessible
Gender neutral washrooms available
Services available to people without cards
Available day and evening


Dale Robinson

Concordia Counselling & Private Practice
Concordia: 514-848-2424 ext. 4389
Private: 514-293-0325
Experience with anxiety, relationships (sometimes takes couples), queer
positive, young adults, depression, symptom reduction and understanding
causes. Trans +, BDSM +, has worked with many queer people and transitioning people. English but will work with couples in French.
Concordia: Up to 10 free sessions, following which referrals are given
Private: $70 (some flexibility at times), in NDG near Vendome metro. Wheelchair
accessible, but her office is very small, so that could be difficult, 6th floor. Available evenings. Gender neutral washrooms


Shauna Atkins

Psychologist
514-715-4995
Westmount area – 4060 St. Catherine’s West - #640
$125 - sliding scale has limited room, but is based on income (covered by some benefit plans)
Focus on eating disorders, self-injury, survivors of abuse and trauma,
anxiety, depression, women’s issues. Works from feminist and multicultural
perspective. Is queer/LGB, trans and polyamory positive, though it’s not a
primary focus of her work. Is available for couples counseling
French and English
Not wheelchair accessible
No gender neutral washroom
No cards/address (health care, state issued ID) needed
www.wps-spw.ca


Dianne Mondor

514-524-3339, near to Fabre/Laurier.
$70, students $60
Evenings, weekends only.
Anglophone, speaks French
Sex work positive, queer positive, BDSM +, Survivor +. Experience with trans and multicultural clients. Comes from feminist perspective, “you are your own best expert”. Also employs focusing techniques. No couples. Also offers career counseling. Familiar with community services.
Not wheelchair accessible
No healthcare cards, permanent address, etc. needed
Gender neutral washrooms


Alexandra Di Paolo, M.S.W.

514-560-2887
$45-70 sliding scale, anglophone
Queer and trans positive. Knowledge of polyamory and non-monogamy.
Experience with adolescent/parent relationships. Trans positive.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Can be seen without fixed address, ID, healthcare card, etc.
Hours: daytime and evening
Restrictions: Wont take a court ordered case.
Would accept a collect call.
Gender neutral bathrooms.


Yael Glick

Very comfortable with trans clients and the whole spectrum of sex and gender.
Doesn’t do crisis-situation or one-time counseling.
No wheelchair access.
Speaks English, Hebrew and Swedish and understands French.
Sliding scale down to $40.
Healthcare cards are not necessary but an address would be good.
Queen Mary close to the Snowdon metro, yaeleglick@yahoo.ca / 514-489-3024.


Francoise Susset, Psychologist

Offers services in French and English
514-279-0304


Linda Bujold

514-931-7467
Queer +


Cindy Mancuso

514-278-4920 Works at Mcgill: 514-398-3304 x0766


Public-Service and Community-Based Mental Health Services

*These services are generally community-based and include many different doctors and health professionals within each institution. These professionals may or may not be sensitive to trans/queer folk, or have any radical or anti-oppressive education. These services are listed for those seeking community-based services provided by hospitals, clinics, or universities, which are generally free for those who possess health care coverage.


Concordia Health Services

http://www-health.concordia.ca/
Open 9:00-5:00 Monday-Friday


SGW Campus
2155 Guy Street
Room ER-407
514-848-2424 x3575


Loyola Campus
7141 Sherbooke Street W.
Room AD-103-10
514-848-2424 x3575


Limited mental health services. Several Psychiatrists, but all part time. Short term attention and assessments available. Physicians can also do assessments, and initiate medication.
No fees, but must be registered Concordia students, registered in classes, and must have valid insurance.
Services in French and English
Wheelchair accessible, but no automated doors (front door is just open).
Trans clients accepted, some trans sensitivity training, somewhat trans positive.
Services not available to those without a fixed address/valid healthcare card.
Will accept collect calls


Sex and Couple Therapy Service - Department of Psychology, McGill, Royal Victoria Hospital

1025 Pine Avenue West
Tel.: (514) 398-6094
http://www.sexandcoupletherapy.com/


This service offers a wide range of assessment, treatment, and consultation services for sexual problems, couple/marital issues/distress, and the management of genital pain (pain during intercourse) in both men and women.
Fee for assessments/appointments is $55 in the day and fees are $90 for evening appointments. Sliding scale is available in the day based on income and is completely adjustable (no lower limit) based on income
Services offered in English and French – one person can speak Hebrew, and possibly Italian, and possibly Romanian.
Building is wheelchair accessible; bathrooms may not be as accessible
Service has seen trans clients in the past
Gender neutral washrooms available
Clients must have hospital cards made which require healthcare cards, BUT they can handle people who lack these on a case-by-case basis.


McGill Mental Health Services

3600 McTavish, Suite 5500
Tel.: 514-398-6019
9:00-5:00 Monday-Friday
www.mcgill.ca/mentalhealth


Free services. Provide a range of psychiatric and psychological therapies and treatments only to full-time McGill students only who have paid all of their student fees, and have proper health coverage. Only fees are if an appointment is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance ($20), or if someone does not show up to an appointment at all ($60).
Services offered in English and French.
Wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms.
Trans clients are seen, and some trans sensitivity is offered to staff, but it’s not clear how many employees have received it.
Gender neutral washrooms.


Douglas Mental Health University Institute/Hospital

6875 LaSalle Blvd.
Borough of Verdun
Tel. : 514-761-6131
http://www.douglas.qc.ca/


Specialize in mental health (everything but autism) including eating disorders, mental illness, mood problems, etc.
Will see anyone of any age or location, but they must be referred by a doctor.
No fees
Services in French and English, and some interpreters when they can.
Some building may not be very wheelchair accessible, while some are.
Services are available even if they lack healthcare card, fixed address, etc.
Open 24 hours a day for emergencies.
May accept collect calls


Projet Suivi Communautaire

1751 Richardson, #6.108
514-366-0891
9-4:30 Monday-Friday
http://www.projetsuivicommunautaire.com/


Offers support services for autonomous housing integration and community support services for people with mental health problems. They come to people in their homes and community centers - no one comes to their building.
No fees
Offer services to people living in the South-West of Montreal, who are 18+
Services in French and English
May not have experience with trans clients


AMI Quebec (Action on Mental Illness)

486-1448
9:00-5:00, Fridays till 4:00. Most services are by appointment.
amiquebec.org


Resource mostly for family and friends of those with mental health problems. Offers support groups, committees, education, one on one meeting for families concerned about mental illness, and a library on mental illness, video, DVD’s, etc. Short term counseling available, but not therapists.
Depends on service, some are free (meetings, support groups, etc), some cost $25 to become a member for services requiring registration. Do have free memberships for those who cannot afford the fee.
Serve people in English anywhere in Quebec, some services are only in English, some are bilingual.
Organization is wheelchair accessible, but it can be difficult because the ramp is in a bad location, and the elevator sometimes breaks. Call the day before to make sure everything works.
There has been no trans sensitivity training, but they are very familiar with trans folks.
No gender-neutral bathrooms.
Formal healthcare card, IDs, etc not necessary for services.
Accept collect calls for some services.


CSSS (Centres de Santé et de Services Sociaux)

www.santemontreal.qc.ca/fr/sante_quartier/preschezvous.asp?CurrentPage=1&CategID=14&CP=&TCSSS=Tous


CSSSs are Quebec’s community health clinics which offer mental health and social services throughout the province as part of the CLSC network. Like CLSCs, there are many CSSSs in Montreal which each service a certain district of the island. The services offered by the CSSS vary from region to region, as do the building details (gender neutral washrooms, etc). Contact the CSSS closest to your residence for more information.


Here is a list of addresses, phone numbers and websites for the regional CSSSs in Montreal:


CSSS DE DORVAL-LACHINE-LASALLE

http://WWW.santemontreal.qc.ca/CSSS/dorvallachinelasalle
8686 rue Centrale , LaSalle , H8P 3N4
Téléphone : (514) 364-6700


CSSS DE L'OUEST-DE-L'ÎLE

http://WWW.santemontreal.qc.ca/CSSS/ouestdelile
13800 boulevard Gouin Ouest , Pierrefonds , H8Z 3H6
Téléphone : (514) 626-2572


CSSS CAVENDISH

http://WWW.santemontreal.qc.ca/CSSS/cavendish
5425 avenue Bessborough , Montréal , H4V 2S7
Téléphone : (514) 483-1380


CSSS D'AHUNTSIC ET MONTRÉAL-NORD

http://WWW.santemontreal.qc.ca/CSSS/dahuntsicetmontrealnord
1725 boulevard Gouin Est , Montréal , H2C 3H6
Téléphone : (514) 384-2000


CSSS DE BORDEAUX-CARTIERVILLE—SAINT-LAURENT

http://www.santemontreal.qc.ca/CSSS/bordeauxcartiervillesaintlaurent/
555 boulevard Gouin Ouest , Montréal , H3L 1K5
Téléphone : (514) 331-3020


CSSS DE LA MONTAGNE

http://www.santemontreal.qc.ca/CSSS/delamontagne
5700 chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges , Montréal , H3T 2A8
Téléphone : (514) 731-8531


CSSS DE LA POINTE-DE-L'ÎLE

http://WWW.santemontreal.qc.ca/CSSS/pointedelile
9503 rue Sherbrooke Est , Montréal , H1L 6P2
Téléphone : (514) 356-2572


CSSS DE SAINT-LÉONARD ET SAINT-MICHEL

http://WWW.santemontreal.qc.ca/CSSS/stleonardstmichel
3130 rue Jarry Est , Montréal , H1Z 4N8
Téléphone : (514) 722-3000


CSSS DU COEUR-DE-L'ÎLE

http://www.santemontreal.qc.ca/CSSS/coeurdelile
1385 rue Jean-Talon Est , Montréal , H2E 1S6
Téléphone : (514) 495-6767


CSSS DU SUD-OUEST—VERDUN

http://WWW.santemontreal.qc.ca/CSSS/sudouestverdun
6161 rue Laurendeau , Montréal , H4E 3X6
Téléphone : (514) 766-0546


CSSS JEANNE-MANCE

http://WWW.santemontreal.qc.ca/CSSS/jeannemance
4625 avenue De Lorimier , Montréal , H2H 2B4
Téléphone : (514) 521-7663


CSSS LUCILLE-TEASDALE

http://www.santemontreal.qc.ca/CSSS/teasdale/fr/default.aspx
3095 rue Sherbrooke Est , Montréal , H1W 1B2
Téléphone : (514) 523-1173




Kota Harbron

rad.psych.mtl@gmail.com


Kota first began facilitating in 2006. Since then she has written and facilitated workshops for youth and adults on a wide variety of topics. Some of her favourites have included active listening, radical mental health, demystifying the DSM, self accountability, building care into our movements, sexual health, sexual assault, consent and vegan cooking. Kota's work is rooted in and inspired by the principles of anti-oppression, radical mental health, transformative justice, community accountability and prefigurative politics. She is always excited for the opportunity to create new workshops and facilitate on different topics. She works primarily with grassroots social-justice organizations and students in the Montreal area but is willing and happy to travel when the opportunity arises. Fees are flexible depending on several factors, such as: budget of the organization/group requesting facilitation, travel expenses (if any), length of the workshop, amount of time and research necessary to write a specially-requested workshop. Please contact for more information. Kota mostly does workshops in English!


The following is a list of ressources suggested by Kota:


Tender Hearts Reading List

Communities of Care, Organizations for Liberation -Article by Yashna Maya Padamsee

http://nayamaya.wordpress.com/2011/06/19/communities-of-care-organizations-for-liberation/


Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective

http://kindredhealingjustice.org


Spiritual Activism and Liberation Spirituality

Article by Claudia Horwitz & Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
http://www.berkana.org/articles/spiritual_activism.htm


Generation Five - San Francisco-based organization

committed to ending child sexual abuse within 5 generations
http://www.generationfive.org (esp the section called “transformative justice”)


The Revolution Starts at Home

Book edited by Ching-In Chen, Jai Dulani, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
(older version in zine form, free online copy)
http://www.incite-national.org/media/docs/0985_revolution-starts-at-home.pdf
Get your hands on the book if you can! It’s much newer and has been updated a lot.


Friends Make the Best Medicine: A Guide to Creating Community Mental Health Support Networks – An incredible zine from an incredible organization – The Icarus Project. Check out the rest of the website and their other resources too!

http://theicarusproject.net/icarus-downloads/friends-make-the-best-medicine


Counterbalance: Thoughts on Activism and Mental Health - An amazing zine about activist communities and mental health

http://zinelibrary.info/counterbalance-thoughts-activism-and-mental-health


“Self-Care, Activism and Sustainability” Resource List - From the creator of the Counterbalance zine

http://thecounterbalanceproject.wordpress.com/resources-links/self-care-sustainability/


Keeping it Together in Interesting Times – Slingshot Article

http://slingshot.tao.ca/displaybi.php?0098007

Difficulté à gérer “l’opinion publique” au sein des membres de l’asso étudiante. Il est difficile d’avoir des revendications, d’essayer de transmettre de l’information de façon honnête(!) tout en gardant en tête l’importance d’une certaine “image publique”… cela donne lieu à des déchirements internes difficiles à vivre, qui entraînent de la tristesse, du STRESS, et de l’immobilisme, lorsque tout ce qu’on fait en tant qu’exécutante est “mal vu,” “mal perçu,” qu’on se sent “jugée” et étiquetée… L’estime de soi demeure, compte, mais un manque d’estime des autres est douloureux par moments, alors qu’on met tout son
!



Fatigue. Manque de soutien.



10 novembre 2011: Fébrilité et insécurité lors d’altercations avec la police à l’université McGill. Devoir rassurer un ami en crise de panique. Entre-aide et solidarité envers d’autres étudiants, même inconnus. Toutes nos emotions amplifiées x 10. MÉCHANTE POLICE