The book “Le Regard qui Libère”

Dr. Benoît Des Roches, psychiatrist and member of our organization just published that book.

Who is Benoît Des Roches?
Benoit is a community psychiatrist in the suburbs of Montreal. For the past 10 years, he has been going to Benin every year to meet Grégoire as a volunteer for 3 to 4 weeks. He provides consultation and training to the workers, accompanies Gregoire and participates in conferences with him in the country or elsewhere. At the request of the latter, he wrote this book in which he puts his professional (psychiatrist) and spiritual (catholic believer) perspective. He also relates Gregory’s personal journey from his childhood. We read how this man became the caregiver, the fighter, the entrepreneur and the visionary that he is today.

The reference for this book: Le Regard qui Libère, ed. Salvator, Paris, 2022. It is currently on sale on Amazon and in the following bookstores:

– In Quebec City: Médiaspaul, Laliberté, Morency, Renaud-Bray Galeries de la Capitale and Renaud-Bray Sainte-Foy bookstores
– In Sherbrooke: Médiaspaul and GGC bookstores
– In Gatineau: Renaud-Bray Promenades Gatineau and Rose-Marie bookstores
– In Montreal: Médiaspaul, Paulines, Bertrand Foucher Bélanger, Monet and Renaud-Bray Côte-des-Neiges bookstores.

APA Prize and Grégoire’s stay in Quebec

We took advantage of Grégoire’s visit to New Orleans to organize meetings for him in Québec between May 13 and 20 2022.

Why New Orleans?
To receive the prestigious Chester Pierce Award from the American Psychiatric Association at their annual convention. This association brings together the majority of American psychiatrists and others from abroad. Grégoire had the privilege of presenting the opening lecture. He was accompanied by Dr. Benoît Des Roches, a Quebec psychiatrist who knows the Association St. Camille well. , “Treatment Not Chains“, an American organization that supports the Association St. Camille, provided an information booth to promote networking with people and organizations in the United States.

And his stay in Quebec?
28 events were organized as forums. Once again, these were opportunities to let people know about the situation of people suffering from mental disorder in Africa, but more important still to make known the “Saint-Camille solution” to restore their health and dignity. Partnerships were consolidated and new ones were formed, thus expanding our network.