Court Orders for Psychiatric Evaluation

A court order for psychiatric evaluation is a legal procedure that may be required when someone poses a risk to themselves and/or to others, but refuses help. It’s a last resort if your ill loved one needs psychiatric help but refuses.

What Not to Say to Someone Living With Depression

Language is powerful. Sometimes we think we are saying something helpful, but it is actually harmful. This can be especially true with someone who is living with depression.

Agoraphobia: The Phobia That Keeps You Locked In

Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder triggered by being in open places and with crowds. Read all about it.

Can Healthy Habits Really Improve Mental Health?

Food and exercise make a bigger difference to mental health than you might think!

What makes AMI work?

Our executive director, Ella Amir, shares her thoughts on workplace culture and why an engaged employee is a happy employee.

Reaching out: One-Way Texts

Sometimes communication with an ill loved one can be tough. You can reach out by sending a one-way text–here’s how!

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.