Share & Care Blog

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AMI-Quebec’s Education and Outreach Program: Interview with Tony Alfonso, Outreach Coordinator

Learn more about AMI-Quebec's education and outreach program by reading our interview with Tony Alfonso, AMI's Outreach Coordinator.

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.

The Emotional Pyramid of Needs

Susan David, PhD, has come up with an "emotional needs" pyramid that looks at how we feel and how we can deal with these emotions.

Living Through a Pandemic with an Anxiety Disorder

Gabrielle shares her personal story and her experience of living through the COVID pandemic with an anxiety disorder.

Feeling grief during a pandemic

Grief can have a huge impact on our lives, especially during these pandemic times. Learn how we experience grief and how we can live with it.

Experiencing Parental Guilt

Guilt is a normal emotion for a parent with a child of any age diagnosed with a mental illness. Learn how to alleviate this guilt.

My brother/sister has mental illness. What about me?

Often times people forget about the sibling of someone with a mental illness. Learn more about what they might be going through.

What to do if someone you know is suicidal

Do you know someone who you think is suicidal? Want to know how you can help them? Check out our advice to help you and your loved one.

You can do it! A free tool that will improve your life

If someone handed you a free tool that would give you more energy, better sleep, reduce your stress, and improve your mood, you would take it, wouldn’t you?

Animals as Superheroes: The Mental Health Benefits of Having a Pet

Animals can have a significant impact on our well-being. Learn the benefits of pets on mental health and how they can improve your life.

What is Caregiver Burnout?

Are you a caregiver and aren't sure if you are experiencing burnout? Learn more about symptoms and how you can help yourself.

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Just the Winter Blues?

What is seasonal affective disorder(SAD)? Is it something you feel just in the winter? How can you help yourself or your loved one with SAD?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Trauma Can Affect Anyone

Want to better understand post-traumatic stress disorder? Read our article for more information on PTSD and treatment options.

Caregiver Myths Debunked

Do you think you might be a caregiver but aren't sure? Want to know what a caregiver is? Read our article to learn more about caregiver myths.

Top Free Mental Health Apps

Did you know that there are free apps that can help with your mental health? Click here to learn about free apps that are available!

Positive Psychology: An In-Depth Look

Can “thinking happy thoughts” actually make a difference? Learn about positive psychology and how you can practice it.

Top 8 Tips For Maintaining Good Mental Health

You don’t have to live with mental illness to benefit from good mental health. These tips can improve your life!