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Coping With the Holiday Season- An AMI-Quebec Interview

By Giovanna 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 perhaps …

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 …

Give mental health same priority as physical, says Royal College of Psychiatrists

The Telegraph – Mental health should be given as much priority as physical health, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has claimed, as those with severe mental illness die 15 to 20 years sooner. The organisations, which take charge of commissioning NHS services from next week, should ensure that patients get …