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Mental Illness & Treatments

Mental Illness & Treatments

This section of AMI’s website explains mental illness and treatments. This is a good place to start for more information about specific illnesses and how to treat them, for how to help a loved one who is suffering, and for your rights and healthcare navigation in Quebec.

One in five Canadians will suffer from a mental illness in their lifetime, and all Canadians will be affected through someone they love. Recovery is possible and knowledge is an essential component of eradicating the stigma that is still associated with mental illness.

What is mental illness?

Describes warning signs of mental illness and provides links to websites for more information.

Description of mental illnesses

Information about specific mental illnesses.

Treatments

Details the various ways that a mental illness can be treated and managed.

The role of friends and family

Understanding how you can help your loved one (while taking care of yourself) is an important step in their recovery.

Securing your loved one’s future

Talks about planning for future care of a loved one with a mental illness.

Navigating the healthcare system

Information about hospitalization and what you can expect before, during, and after.

Your rights and laws in Quebec

Laws that concern the person affected by mental illness, his/her family and trustees.