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Coping With the Holiday Season- An AMI-Quebec Interview

By Giovanna Nicolo As the holiday season nears, many of us are anticipating the frenetic pace that so often accompanies this time of year. And for some, the aftermath of the celebrations are quickly replaced by dread for the ensuing bleak winter months. If you have a mental illness, or …

Sandra Gissi, volunteer at AMI-Quebec shares her heartfelt experience with obsessive-compulsive disorder

I have suffered from severe OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) since 2009. I considered myself an unlucky twenty-one year old at the time. Today, I cannot say that I feel blessed to have this mental illness. I can only try my best to live, laugh, and love as much as possible. We …

You are not alone

Need help? Do you have a loved one who suffers from a mental illness? Are you confused? Overwhelmed? Unsure where to turn or what to do next? Having a loved one who suffers from a mental illness can be challenging. Here are some of the ways in which AMI-Québec can help you (please click on the links for more information): – Support Groups: Weekly sessions where confidential discussion and sharing are encouraged in a small group setting. – Workshops: One-time workshops to help you better cope with mental illness in your loved one or in yourself. – BPD and Hoard No More: intensive sessions–for families living with Borderline Personality Disorder, and …

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Pour tout renseignement en français, téléphonez-nous au 514-486-1448 ou de l’extérieur de Montréal au 1-877-303-0264.

We have programs that are accessible across Quebec!

Need help? Do you have a loved one who suffers from a mental illness? Are you confused? Overwhelmed? Unsure where to turn or what to do next? Having a loved one who suffers from a mental illness can be challenging. Here are some of the ways in which AMI-Québec can help you (please click on the links for more information): – Support Groups: Weekly sessions where confidential discussion and sharing are encouraged in a small group setting. – Workshops: One-time workshops to help you better cope with mental illness in your loved one or in yourself. – BPD and Hoard No More: intensive sessions–for families living with Borderline Personality Disorder, and …

“Mental illness is something that happens to real people, just like you and me.”

Need help? Do you have a loved one who suffers from a mental illness? Are you confused? Overwhelmed? Unsure where to turn or what to do next? Having a loved one who suffers from a mental illness can be challenging. Here are some of the ways in which AMI-Québec can help you (please click on the links for more information): – Support Groups: Weekly sessions where confidential discussion and sharing are encouraged in a small group setting. – Workshops: One-time workshops to help you better cope with mental illness in your loved one or in yourself. – BPD and Hoard No More: intensive sessions–for families living with Borderline Personality Disorder, and …

Mission

AMI-Québec, a grassroots organization, helps families cope with the effects of mental illness through support, education, information and advocacy. By raising public awareness, we help dispel the shame and stigma that too often surround mental illness.

The Goods on Hoarding

By Gail Adams Hoarding is the accumulation of objects to the degree that it prevents the use of living space as it was originally intended. A mild hoarding problem may involve only minor inconveniences but in more severe cases the clutter may completely cover counters, stovetops, tables, chairs, sofas, beds and so on. Stuff can easily fill sinks and bathtubs and may also cover the floor so that it is impossible to move around the home without stepping on things. Only a small portion of the objects hoarded ever get used. In addition, these possessions are usually very disorganized, making it difficult …

4 Ways for Caregivers to De-stress

We are all aware that caregivers face many obstacles when caring for a mentally ill loved one. Sometimes situations become overwhelming but there are ways to cope. Francine Waters, counselor …

A Ritual

“When I am in this anxious mood I noticed obstacles more than an harmonious reality. This illustration conveys that feeling” What is it that helped me to go through my …

Guide for Caregivers

If you have a loved one who is living with mental health challenges, this guide can help YOU!  The Mental Health Caregiver Guide was created to fill a gap in resources …

Mission

AMI-Québec, a grassroots organization, helps families cope with the effects of mental illness through support, education, information and advocacy. By raising public awareness, we help dispel the shame and stigma that too often surround mental illness.

AMI-Quebec News

Read more about AMI-Quebec news, announcements, and updates. The latest breaking news about our programs and services can be found here.

Guide for Caregivers

If you have a loved one who is living with mental health challenges, this guide can help YOU!  The Mental Health Caregiver Guide was created to fill a gap in resources …

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Pour tout renseignement en français, téléphonez-nous au 514-486-1448 ou de l’extérieur de Montréal au 1-877-303-0264.

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