The well-stocked AMI library is an invaluable resource for members. Topics include how to cope with and recover from mental illness, as well as personal accounts and information on individual illnesses. There are sections for non-fiction, biographies, fiction, adolescent information, and books for children and teenagers.
The library holds over 500 books, from best sellers to self-help volumes and practical information. Many well-known authors writing about mental illness are represented and there is information for all interests.
The library also owns close to 200 videos and DVDs on major mental illness, including documentaries, medication information, the effects of mental illness on family members and many case studies. Families can view the videos together, a very effective way of bringing everyone up to date easily and quickly.
The library is user friendly, with a colour-coded system to help you find the subject you are seeking.
Free access to the library is one of the perks of AMI membership. Members can borrow two items at a time for two weeks, and may renew for a further two weeks. For help or more information, call Diana Verrall at 514-486-1448.
Adam, David. The Man Who Couldn’t Stop.
Cash, Adam. Psychology for Dummies.
Doidge, Norman. The Brain’s Way of Healing.
Doka, Kenneth J. Living With Grief When Illness is Prolonged.
Fry, Stephen. The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive. (DVD)
Gold, Joel and Ian Gold. Suspicious Minds.
Goldner, Elliot M. et al. A Concise Introduction to Mental Health in Canada.
Laporte, Lise and Ronald Fraser. The Weather House.
Lieberman, Jeffrey A. Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry.
Miklowitz, David J. The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide.
O’Hagan, Mary. Madness Made Me.
Peurifoy, Reneau Z. Anxiety, Phobias, & Panic.
Tolin, David, Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee. Buried in Treasures 2nd Edition.
Williams, Mary Beth and Soili Poijula. The PTSD Workbook.
Amador, Xavier. I Am Not Sick! I Don’t Need Help!
Amen, Daniel G. and Lisa C. Routh. Healing Anxiety and Depression.
Bottke, Allison. Setting Boundaries with your Adult Children: Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents.
Kreger, Randi and Paul T. Mason. Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder.
Mandel, Howie. Here’s the Deal. Don’t Touch Me.
McKay, Matthew, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley. The Dialectical Behavior Skills Workbook.
McManamy, John. Living Well With Depression and Bipolar.
Steketee, Gail and Randy O. Frost. Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring.
Tolin, David, Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee. Buried in Treasures.
Trudeau, Margaret. Changing My Mind.