Hot Topics: Q&A live, online

Use your computer or smartphone to spend some rewarding time learning about trends in mental illness and mental health. These videos are presented live by specialists in various fields. The hosts interact with you, and you can send in live questions and comments through Facebook while watching. Registration not necessary, and you do not have to have a Facebook account to watch the presentation. Videos can be watched here at a later date if you miss the live event. 

Schizophrenia

Our second Hot Topic of the season is on schizophrenia. Schizophrenia affects mental processes such as thinking and judgment, sensory perception, and the ability to appropriately interpret and respond to situations. We will be joined by Dr. David Benrimoh from McGill University’s Psychiatry Residency Program. A community organization member will join us as well. This is a rare opportunity to speak live online with healthcare professionals on an often misunderstood disorder.

October 24, 2019
7-9 pm

If you do not have a Facebook account, click HERE on October 24 at 7pm to access the presentation. You will not be able to ask questions, but you will be able to watch, listen, and learn!

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Hot Topics: Recordings of Past Events

Effective Communication with Healthcare Professionals

On September 5, 2019, we held our first Facebook Hot Topic Q&A of the season. We spoke with Dr. Carole-Anne Tremblay and Peer Support Worker Lynn Harris about the the basics of speaking to your doctor.

Recovery

In this video, we discuss recovery and living with mental illness but also good mental health. Is it possible to recover from mental illness, or to live a fulfilling life even with mental illness? Yes. How can families help their loved ones while balancing their own needs? This was a live, online event that took place May 29, 2019.

LGBTQ, Gender, and Mental Illness

Issues surrounding sexuality and sexual orientation can cause symptoms of anxiety or depression. LGBTQ individuals (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) can experience poor mental health outcomes as the result of prejudice and other biases they struggle against and the accompanying trauma they may experience. This was a live, online event that took place April 24, 2019.

Canadian Disability Tax Credit

It’s tax season and it can be confusing and complicated to apply for the Canadian Disability Tax Credit. Could you or your loved one be eligible? Jean Claude Benitah joined AMI-Quebec to discuss the basics of the tax credit and recent updates. (You can watch his 2015 video HERE). This was a live event that took place April 4, 2019.

Alternative Treatments for Mental Illness

Beyond medication and therapy there are alternative treatments available for mental illness. AMI-Quebec was joined by Sara Cohen-Fournier, a doctor from McGill University, and An-Phuong Nguyen, Acupuncturist, to discuss such things as exercise, mindfulness, diet, marijuana etc. This was a live online event that took place February 27, 2019.

Marijuana & Mental Illness

Marijuana is now legal. Residents from McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry joined AMI-Quebec live on Facebook to discuss the pros and cons of marijuana usage in relation to mental illness. This was an interactive online event that took place October 24, 2018.

Social Media/Internet Addiction

Residents from McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry joined AMI-Quebec live on Facebook to discuss social media and internet addiction. This was an interactive online event that took place September 12, 2018.