Entries by Diana

Crisis Intervention

Sometimes a situation requires urgent attention. If you or someone you love is in danger, call 9-1-1 or go to your local hospital. For crisis intervention numbers and links, please see below.  

Counseling and Therapy

Counseling can be an essential part of coping with and recovering from a mental illness, both for the person living with a mental illness and for their loved ones. AMI-Quebec offers free counseling for caregivers (families and friends of someone living with mental illness). Please click HERE for more information. For organizations that offer counseling […]

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is characterized by cycles of depression and mania. These mood swings, which are out of proportion or unrelated to events in a person’s life, affect thoughts, feelings, physical health, behaviour, and functioning. AMI-Quebec has a support group both for people living with bipolar and for their families and friends. For more information, click […]

Financial: Future Care

Planning for the future care of an adult relative with a mental illness can be so daunting that many families delay. But early planning means decisions won’t have to be made in the emotional turmoil of a crisis. For information about securing your loved one’s future, please explore the resources on our site HERE, or […]


Anxiety disorders affect approximately 7 to 15 percent of the population. Fortunately, these illnesses generally respond well to treatment and the majority of patients experience significant relief from their symptoms. AMI-Quebec has a support group for both people who suffer from an anxiety disorder and their families and friends. For more information go HERE. For […]

Addiction, Substance Abuse, Dual Diagnosis

Substance abuse problems can go hand in hand with mental health issues. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, substance abuse, or dual diagnosis (an addiction to drugs or alcohol AND a mental illness), please see the resources below for help.