In 1991, a group of people affected by depression and bipolar disorder (previously called manic-depressive illness) establish
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, a pilot project consisting of three support groups begins. In 1995, the first group for relatives and spouses is established. Subsequently, 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 information, all 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 disorder, for 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 workshops: the Self-Management of Anxiety, the Self-Management of Depression, the Self-Management of Bipolar Disorder, the 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 a new web platform for J’avance! and by updating its website to better meet the needs of Québecers and people from around the world. More 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).