Our education groups are led by a team of professionals and family caregivers. They cover an explanation of the illness and its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, services, and living arrangements. Time is devoted to developing strategies for coping with the emotional impact of mental illness on family life. Weekly sessions are offered in closed group settings and participants are expected to attend the full program (four to nine weeks).
The more you know about your loved one’s illness, the better for your relative, your family and yourself. Family members who understand a relative’s illness find that they gain a measure of control over their own lives. In addition, sharing their concerns and experiences with others is an empowering experience with far-reaching, positive effects. Many studies suggest that the right sort of family intervention can delay and even prevent relapse in a relative with mental illness. Family intervention can improve the person’s functioning as well as the family’s well being. Reflecting on the personal situation of the participants, our programs aim to develop the required knowledge and skills, and to encourage caregivers to take care of themselves.
Registration is required. Please complete the form below or call our office at 514-486-1448 for more information. Some programs have a waiting list; we will contact you to confirm your registration.
Education groups are free for AMI-Québec members. Non-members must become members and pay the equivalent of our annual membership fee, $25. Free admittance is extended to those on limited incomes.
Upcoming Education Programs:
Families Living with Mental Illness Starts October 2, 2014 at 7pm and runs for four weeks.
Borderline Personality Disorder Starts October 20, 2014 at 7 pm and runs for nine weeks (for caregivers only).
You may also be interested in Coping Skills (click here)