Entries by Diana

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia, are characterized by abnormal eating habits and an unhealthy preoccupation with food. If you or someone you love is suffering from an eating disorder, please consult one of the organizations below for help.  

Depression

Depression can be debilitating, can appear at any age, and is one of the most common and treatable mental illnesses. Up to 20% of the population may be affected by depression in their lifetime. AMI-Quebec offers many programs to help both people suffering from depression and their loved ones. Consider attending one of our support […]

Outside Montreal

AMI-Quebec offers services to English-speaking caregivers across the province of Quebec. For a description of our programs, please click HERE, or call 1-877-303-0264. If you live outside Montreal, or are looking for services or information for someone who does, please explore the list below.  

Employment

Returning to work after an illness can be a challenge. The resources below help people who are suffering from a mental illness reintegrate into the workforce and find jobs.  

Housing and Housing Rights

Please see below for a list of shelters and short, medium, and long-term housing. You will also find organizations that can help you or a loved one with housing rights.

Social Assistance, Income, Food and Necessities

If you are looking for support for yourself or for a loved one (social assistance, food or other necessities), please see below for organizations that can help you. You can also contact your local CLSC to explore resources. To find your local CIUSSS, which will direct you to your local CLSC, click HERE or call 811.  

Psychosis

Psychosis is a medical condition that is characterized by a person’s loss of contact with reality. It affects their thoughts, perceptions, and/or behaviours. Psychosis is commonly associated with schizophrenia, and sometimes with depression and bipolar disorder. It can also be a result of illicit drug use. Please see below for organizations that can provide more […]

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia affects mental processes such as thinking and judgment, sensory perception, and the ability to appropriately interpret and respond to situations. About one percent of the adult population has schizophrenia. If you have a loved one who is suffering from schizophrenia, AMI-Quebec can help! Click HERE for information about our family counseling program, or HERE […]

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) causes people to be troubled by persistent ideas and feelings (obsessions) that force them to carry out repetitive actions and rituals (compulsions). AMI-Quebec has a support group for OCD, both for people who suffer from OCD and for their families and loved ones. Please click HERE for more information. Please explore the […]