A few words about Revivre...

Revivre is first and foremost an organization devoted to those affected by anxiety, depressive or bipolar disorders.

Revivre is also an organization dedicated to providing information on anxiety and mood disorders.

Revivre rhymes with hope, meaning that it is possible and achievable to attain good mental health while living with mental illness and that tools exist to make it happen.

Revivre is behind you to help you regain control over your health.

Our Mission

Revivre is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help those living with anxiety, depressive or bipolar disorders, and their loved ones. Revivre works in collaboration with the public and community-based mental health networks.

Our approach

To fulfill its mission, Revivre focuses on ad hoc support through active listening and by providing information and references, as well as self-management support for mental health.

Revivre bases its work on the following guiding principle: collaborate and build alliances and strategic partnerships with the public and community-based mental health networks, as well as the private sector.

About Revivre

Martin Enault
Martin EnaultChairman

I’m often asked why I joined Revivre. The day-to-day challenges of entrepreneurship damaged my mental and emotional health by exacerbating my limitations. I’ve been living with depression and panic attacks triggered by these challenges for 15 years. I love what I do, and this long and hard path through ups and downs shaped me into who I am today. I’m proud of it. I’m grateful to those around me who helped me to learn from my mood disorders and use them as positive leverage.

Did you know that globally, one in four people will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lives? And that if nothing changes, the vast majority of them will have no way out because of the stigma surrounding these conditions?

The time has come to unite to break this stigma and talk about these things openly.

In 25 years, Revivre has built a solid reputation for supporting the self-management of anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. Starting right now, I commit to making 2017 the beginning of a movement to break the silence and make mental health a common topic of discussion for everyone, and to create a safe space around myself where acceptance and understanding will prevail.

Together, let us make mental health a key aspect of our collective priorities and, from now on, let’s view it as a national priority—for our well-being and that of our community.

Jean-Rémy Provost
Jean-Rémy ProvostExecutive Director

Revivre has just finished celebrating their 25th anniversary with style. We carried out 11,500 interventions during this special year, which represents an increase of 30% over the previous year. It’s quite something. In a quarter of a century, we held over 300,000 group and individual interventions to support people living with anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder.

Faced with these figures that speak volumes on the needs of the public, one thing appears evident: Revivre plays a central role in helping people regain control of their health. In the last year, we have worked to give a large place to those who have received our help. Taking advantage of the opportunity provided by the Website redesign and the creation of our YouTube Channel, 25 people agreed to be filmed expressing their gratitude for the support offered by Revivre. These video capsules, which have been viewed over 8,000 times, were a good manifestation of this project’s theme: the hope of coming back to life.

Of these testimonies — each more eloquent than the next — I was especially struck by that of Valérie Rodrigue-Charbonneau, who said the following after mentioning her participation in the J’avance! Program’s self-management workshops: “Revivre literally saved my life when I didn’t even think it could be saved anymore.” Like many people, Valérie decided, despite her awful state of being, to take action and contact Revivre in the hope of simply living. The effect of Revivre’s support was to amplify the strength that was already inside her.

Helping people regain the ability to influence their lives in a positive way is the Revivre team’s daily mission. I want to congratulate all those who dare to ask for help and extend a huge thank you to our entire team for its invaluable support.

In 1991, a group of people affected by depression and bipolar disorder (previously called manic-depressive illnessestablish l’Association des dépressifs et des maniaco-dépressifs. They create a hotline which provides people with information, references and support, organize information sessions, launch the Question d’humeur newsletter (now L'envolée) and train volunteers to operate the hotline.  

In 1994, pilot project consisting of three support groups begins. In 1995, the first group for relatives and spouses is establishedSubsequently, in 1998, the youth section for young people suffering from depression and bipolar disorder is created 

In 2001, l’Association des dépressifs et des maniaco-dépressifs officially becomes Revivre – the Québec Association for Support of People Suffering from Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar Disorder. Revivre integrates services specifically for anxiety disorders into its offering.  

In 2008 and 2009, Revivre implements relapse prevention and self-esteem workshops and fact sheets to more effectively advance its mission to offer active listening and relevant informationall while helping people acquire useful tools to recover optimal mental health. 

In 2011, the organization celebrates 20 years of providing support to the people of Québec adopting a special logo for the occasion.  

In 2012, Revivre adopts a three-year strategic plan against the backdrop of its vision to be recognized in Québec for its self-management support expertise for anxiety, depression and bipolar disorderfor both affected persons and their relatives, alongside the institutional and community mental health network   

In 2014, Revivre completed the creation and validation of five self-management workshopsthe Self-Management of Anxiety, the Self-Management of Depressionthe Self-Management of Bipolar Disorderthe Self-Management of Anxiety and Mood Disorders in the Workplace and the Self-Management of Self-Esteem. Thanks to its J’avance! program, Revivre is consolidating its self-management support expertise for anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. 

Revivre celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016. It marks the occasion by creating new web platform for J’avance! and by updating its website to better meet the needs of Québecers and people from around the worldMore than ever, revivre.org becomes a place where support and information take centre stage, an invaluable resource for anyone affected by an anxiety or mood disorder. The updated site incorporates several new features including a Testimonials section featuring broadcasted video clips of people who have benefited from the organization's support (in French only).

Officers

Chairman
Martin Enault
Entrepreneur, Executive and Mental Health Ambassador

Vice-Chairman
Serge Beaulieu, M.D.
Psychiatrist and Medical Chief, Bipolar Disorders Clinic, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre
Executive Chair, Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT)

Secretary
Isabelle Foisy
President and Chief executive Officer, QuebecInnove

Treasurer
Marie-Chantal Ménard, CPA, CMA
Vice-President Finance, Felix & Paul Studios

Directors

Honorary Chairman
Guy Latraverse
Producer, Fair-Play

Honorary Vice-Chairman
Brian G. Bexton, M.D.
Psychiatrist

Marcel Aubin
President, Tatum Agence créative
Étienne Crevier
Founder, BiogeniQ | Corporate Development Director, Biron Health Group
Stéphanie Ipavec-Levasseur
Product Manager – Health, Desjardins Group Benefits
Simon Lafrance
Chief Executive Officer and Senior Partner, Strategeum
Anthony Palermo
Co-Fouder, Connect & Go
Mathieu Rompré
Director, Business Development & Firm Public Relations, Montréal, Blakes
Nadia Therrien
Founder - Storyteller, Lussona
Isabelle Turcotte
Vice-President, Marketing and Communications, scale ai

Management

Jean-Rémy Provost, Executive Director
Danielle Germain, Clinical Director
Josée Lafitte, Partnership Director
Josée St-Amand, Director - Growth & Marketing

Mental Health Workers

Annie Beaudin (Peer Support Worker)
Julia Brito-Denis
Vicky Chicoine
Sylvie Elsig
Sophia Escobar Moreno
Mélanie Mercuri
Lewis Moreau
Édouard Murat
Angéline Roy-Hébert (maternity leave)
Christine Sauvé

Program Trainer, J'avance! Program

Annie Beaudin
Vicky Chicoine
Vanessa Debien
Virginie Dubé
Angéline Roy-Hébert

Self-Management Workshop Facilitator

Marie-Colombe Afota
Camille Agouès-Richard
Mariane Aumais
Myreille Bédard
Nadia Bérubé
François Delisle
Lydia Gamache
Catherine Gareau-Blanchard
Anie-Claude Lamarche
Isabelle Matteau
Marjorie Poirier
Nathalie Privé
Cindy Thériault

Coordination

Alexandra Guérin, Digital Marketing and Communication Coordinator
Chantal Roby, Coordinator, J'avance!

Support

James Amaral De Matos, Accounting Technician
Élizabeth Jong, Administrative Assistant
Danielle Leblanc, Receptionist