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.

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?