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Use your computer or smartphone to spend some rewarding time learning about trends in mental illness and mental health. 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 at a later date if you miss the live event. 

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 joins AMI-Quebec to discuss the basics of the tax credit and recent updates. (You can watch his 2015 video HERE). Join us for a rare opportunity to ask questions live to a disability tax specialist.

April 4, 2019
7-9pm
Online

If you do not have a Facebook account, click HERE on April 4 at 7pm to access the presentation. You will not be able to ask questions, but you will be able to watch, listen, and learn!

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. Join AMI-Quebec for a Facebook Hot Topic event with a psychiatry resident from McGill University, plus a Montreal community organization member (guest names to be announced). It’s your chance to to ask questions to specialists live, online.

April 24, 2019
7-9pm
Online

If you do not have a Facebook account, click HERE on April 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!

Recovery

Is it possible to recover from mental illness? Yes. Is it possible to live a fulfilling life even with mental illness? Yes. How can families help their loved ones on their recovery journey? How can you balance the needs of a loved one with your own needs? Find out on May 29, live, online, as we discuss recovery and living with mental illness but also good mental health.

May 29, 2019
7-9pm
Online

If you do not have a Facebook account, click HERE on May 29 at 7pm to access the presentation. You will not be able to ask questions, but you will be able to watch, listen, and learn!

Hot Topics: Recordings of Past Events

Social Media & Internet Addiction

The world has changed dramatically in the wake of the internet, mobile phones, and social media. In this live Facebook event, residents of McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry discussed how these technologies relate to mental illness, addiction, and coping strategies for the digital world we live in today. This was an interactive online event that took place September 12, 2018.

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.

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 an interactive online event that took place February 27, 2019.

Online Learning, available 24-7

Want to learn on your own time, at your own pace? AMI has YouTube and SoundCloud channels, both available 24/7! Find all kinds of mental health information.

YouTube and SoundCloud can are easy to access on a computer or a smartphone, so you can learn anywhere. Check out our YouTube and SoundCloud pages and subscribe—you’ll get an alert every time there is something new to watch or listen. Tune in for more great resources from AMI-Quebec for the digital age.

We’ve created a YouTube channel with a variety of videos, including:

  • Conversations with mental health specialists on anxiety, psychotic disorders, navigating the healthcare system, and more.
  • Public service announcements on services and workshops available at AMI-Quebec.
  • An archive of appearances and events from years past that will continue to grow.

SoundCloud is the audio equivalent of YouTube. Here you can listen to:

  • Teleworkshop recordings with local professionals, on types of mental illness, talking to your doctor, anxiety disorders, and more.
  • Recordings of presentations like our Low-Beer Memorial Lecture, including last year’s lecture by Dr. Dolores Malaspina on Nature vs Nurture.
  • Interviews such as homelessness and mental health, and how caregivers deal with loved ones’ mental health issues.