AMI-Québec’s support groups provide a warm welcome to everyone. There are support groups for family caregivers only, for those suffering from mental illness, and mixed groups for both. Support groups help participants feel less alone and better understand and cope with the implications of mental illness on their everyday life. Facilitated by people who have experience, either as a caregiver or having lived with mental illness, support groups help you develop a healthy perspective on mental illness, explore coping strategies, and learn about support services and resources in the community.
Certain family interventions have been shown to improve patient functioning and even delay or prevent a relapse. Support groups have proven to be a beacon of light during times of crisis.
We have support groups for:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
(Open to family, friends, and people living with mental illness)
(Family includes those in the circle of support of someone living with mental illness:
parents, spouses, siblings, adult children, friends. etc.)
(For people living with mental illness only)
All mental illnesses are welcome at Family and at Kaleidoscope (including schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, hoarding, OCD, etc)
and an official diagnosis is not necessary.
These support groups take place at 4333 Cote Ste. Catherine Road from 7pm-8:30pm. No registration required–just show up a few minutes before the start time so we can direct you to the correct group. All groups are for adults only and are offered free of charge. Support groups are predominantly conducted in English but discussion can be bilingual.
We also hold a support group on the South Shore (for family and friends only); these meetings take place at Greenfield Park Baptist Church, 598 Bellevue North at 6:30pm.
Please see the calendar below for dates. For more information please call 514-486-1448.