Entries by Diana


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 […]

Living with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Living with Seasonal Affective Disorder doesn’t have to be the downer its morose acronym suggests.  Every autumn as days grow shorter and sunlight wanes, some people’s mood takes a nosedive. They may call it depression, but it’s not. This downward spiral is known as autumn SAD, a disorder that persists until spring and the sun return. […]

National Guidelines for Caregivers

The Mental Health Commission of Canada has released National Guidelines to support caregivers to someone with a mental illness. This is the first ever attempt in Canada to articulate what unpaid caregivers require in order to fulfill their caregiving responsibilities and at the same time sustain their own well being! Please take a look at […]


AMI-Quebec has a hoarding support group that meets once a month. Please click HERE for details. We also sometimes offer a workshop called Hoard No More that can help you manage the challenges associated with hoarding. Click HERE for details. For more information about hoarding, please click HERE or consult one of the organizations below.  

Sexuality and Sexual Orientation

Issues surrounding sexuality and sexual orientation can cause symptoms of anxiety or depression. LGBTQ individuals can experience poor mental health outcomes as the result of prejudice and other biases they struggle against and the accompanying trauma they may experience. If you or someone you love is struggling with sexuality, please contact the organizations below.  


The following resources promote recovery and offer tools and information. For more information about recovery, click HERE. For our recovery workshop for caregivers, click HERE.  


This section of our resource list contains organizations that specifically help women, including housing, listening services, workshops, and other support.

Children and Youth

The symptoms of many mental illnesses first appear in childhood and adolescence. If you are a young person looking for help, or if you are looking for support for a young person you care about, the resources below can help.