Entries by Diana

Men

There is a culture in our society that men have to be tough, have to be strong. This can lead to men not reaching out for help when a mental health issue may be present. Among Canadians of all ages, four of every five suicides are male, and an average of eight men take their […]

Canadian Disability Tax Credit: Is your relative eligible?

If you have a loved one living with a disability (including mental illness) and you are worried about their financial stability now and in the future, this presentation can help! Click the image below to watch and learn. Presented by Jean Claude Benitah, AMI’s Past President and Chair of the Advocacy Committee, on November 24th, 2015. […]

The best ways to stay in touch with AMI

Do you want to stay up to date with AMI’s programs, activities, and events? Make the jump to social media! On Facebook (facebook.com/AMIQuebec) you will receive timely updates about our programs, activities, and events. Follow us on Twitter (@amiquebec) for quick updates about our programs and activities! If social media isn’t your thing, or if you’re worried […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that comes from experiencing a traumatic experience, such as events experienced on the battlefield in the military, a natural disaster, assault, abuse, or attacks. For organizations that can provide help and information to individuals with PTSD, and to those around them, please see below.    

Self-Injury

Self-injury, also known as self-harm, is the act of purposefully hurting oneself. Although there is a significant correlation between self-injury and suicidal thoughts, self-injury is not the same as a suicide attempt. (Click HERE to read an article about self-harm and suicide.) Self-injury is not considered a mental illness, but it may be a sign […]