Share & Care Blog

Take a look at the posts below for some food for thought and useful tips on how to take care of yourself and your loved ones.

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Hoarders on TV: Exploitative or helpful?

Reality TV shows like the American show Hoarders showcase someone living in a severe hoarding situation. Hoarding “experts” are brought in and the house is cleaned out. Is this exploiting someone who needs help for a serious mental health issue, or does it actually provide support for and solutions to hoarding behaviours?

The Relationship Between Chronic Pain and Mental Health

Chronic pain can be a heavy burden to carry, and many people who have chronic pain also experience mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression. We answer your questions about chronic pain and mental health in this article.

Pushing Away Negative Emotions

What are the consequences of pushing away unpleasant feelings? Can it harm you in the long run?

5 Ways to Support Someone With a Mental Illness

These five tips can help you strengthen your relationship with your ill loved one so you can play a vital role in supporting them through their recovery process.

Suicide in Men: the Silent Killer

Did you know that suicide is the leading cause of death in men between the ages of 40 and 60 in Canada? Why are suicide rates among men so high?

Smiling Depression: An In-Depth Look

What is "smiling depression"? Who is at risk, what are the signs, and how is it treated?

How to Start a Conversation About Mental Health

Are you worried about someone you care about? Approaching someone to talk about their mental health can be challenging. We’ve put together some tips on how to start a conversation about mental health.

Gender Pronouns

What are "gender pronouns" and why do they matter at AMI-Quebec?

The double whammy of caregiving and working

Many people who are in the workforce are also caregivers; to put it another way, many caregivers also work. The resulting stress can be physical, emotional, and financial for both caregivers and employers.

Walking on Eggshells

As a family caregiver, there are times you might feel like you are walking on eggshells. Helping a loved one can seem like a constant internal battle of trying to say or do the right thing, while being afraid of doing the wrong thing. Here are some dos and don'ts.

Understanding Schizophrenia: An Overview

What is schizophrenia? Is it hereditary? What about medication? Or the effects of illicit drugs? Read up on schizophrenia.

Tips for finding a therapist

Finding a therapist can be a real challenge. These tips can help.

“I’m worried about your mental health”

Discover how to approach someone you care about who might need help with their mental health.

Accessibility

We want you to join us and find the help you may need as a family caregiver. Our programs may be more accessible than you think!

Hypnosis – Weird or Wonderful?

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be hypnotized? How can hypnotism be used to help family caregivers?

Mental Health and Addiction are Often Bedfellows

Help for addiction and mental health: Dunham House and Chabad Lifeline recognize and address both

Recovery and Social Circles

Is it possible to recover from a mental illness? What role do your friends, family, and community organizations play in your recovery?

Is COVID-19 making us all obsessive-compulsive?

Does repeatedly washing your hands during COVID-19 and worrying about germs mean you are suffering from OCD? Find out!

Back to School: Supporting Youth (and Parents too!)

"Back to school" looks very different during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to support your child (and yourself!).

Social Media and Caregiving

Curious to know if social media is good for caregivers? Does it cause more harm than good? Learn more by reading our article.

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