Entité 3 works for the health of the Francophone communities in the territory it serves.
In order to determine their needs and priorities for health services, Entity 3 organizes consultations, surveys and awareness campaigns targeting Francophone communities. Entity 3 is involved in the areas of mental health, primary care and long-term care.
Understanding Mental Illness
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as follows:
A state of well-being that enables each person to recognize his or her own abilities, to achieve self-actualization, to overcome the normal stresses of life, to do productive and successful work, and to contribute to the life of his or her community.
Mental illness can therefore be defined as changes that affect a person’s thinking, mood or behaviour to the extent that they are sometimes unable to carry out their daily routine or do so with difficulty.
For detailed information on what can affect your mental health, as well as definitions of some disorders, see the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health page.
A free guided self-help program that effectively helps people aged 15 and over who are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety or depression, or who are feeling depressed, stressed, worried, irritable or angry.
A 24/7 crisis line for French-speaking women in Ontario who are experiencing violence. Support, information and referral to appropriate services are provided. Fem’aide can also respond to inquiries from relatives of abused women.