You are a teacher, a parent, a social worker? Learn to identify the signs of youth depression and how to intervene with the Partners for Life program.


According to the World Health Organization,

depression is the leading cause of disease and disability in adolescents, and suicide is one of the five leading causes of death among young people.[1] More than ever, raising awareness among teenagers about the signs and symptoms of depression is essential. That’s why the Mental Illness Foundation is proud to announce that since the creation of the Partners for Life program in 1998, 1 million young Quebecers have learned to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression.
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[1] “Health for the world’s adolescents” (La santé pour les adolescents du monde), World Heath Organization, May 14, 2014




Two leading foundations join forces to support the mental health and well-being of young Quebeckers — A stronger impact with the Fondation Jeunes en Tête

With combined experience of close to 60 years in prevention, support and development of the mental health and well-being of Quebec youth, the Mental Illness Foundation and the Fondation Québec Jeunes are joining forces to become the Fondation Jeunes en Tête.


$250,000 for the 6th Edition of the “Let’s Bond” Collective Ball

900 young professionals were happy to be part of Let’s Bond’s Goldeneye fundraiser night, this last October 14th at the Salon 1861. The solidarity movement raised $250,000, an amount that will help raise public awareness on mental illness and will financially support the mission of the Mental Illness Foundation.


The Mental Illness Foundation is recruiting English schools for Partners For Life’s program

Partners For Life is an evidence-based large scale outreach program with the mission to raise awareness on teen depression. It is offered to youth aged 14 years and older throughout the province of Quebec and in the Ottawa region.


Let's Bond: Fundraising event October 14

Let's Bond is back with their popular event to support the Mental Illness Foundation and the Douglas Foundation