AMI-Québec’s Library

The well-stocked AMI library is an invaluable resource for members. Topics include how to cope with and recover from mental illness in yourself or a loved one, and how to manage your mental health. There are personal accounts and information on specific illnesses. We have sections for non-fiction, biographies, fiction, and books for children and teenagers.

The library holds over 700 books, from best sellers to self-help volumes and practical information. Many well-known authors writing about mental illness are represented and there is information for all interests. Our books also cover all knowledge levels, from the popular “for Dummies” series to clinical information.

The library also contains DVDs about mental illness and mental health. We have documentaries, personal stories, and instructional DVDs with practical tools and coping skills. Families can view DVDs together, a very effective way of bringing everyone up to date easily and quickly.

The library is user friendly, with a colour-coded system to help you find the subject you are seeking.

Free access to the library is one of the perks of AMI membership ($25 per year; click HERE for details). Members can borrow two items at a time for two weeks, and may renew for a further two weeks. Come visit–our office is at 5800 boul. Decarie in Montreal.

For help or more information, call Diana Verrall at 514-486-1448 or email


Recent Additions: 

After the War by Stephane Grenier
Becoming Myself 
by Irvin D. Yalom
Dear Sam 
by Jamie Livingston
A First-Rate Madness
by Nassir Ghaemi
Hi, Anxiety by Kat Kinsman
I Don’t Have to Make Everything All Better by Gary and Joy Lundberg
Mad Like Me by Merryl Hammond
Mind and Emotions by Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning, and Patricia Zurita Ona
Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Lost Connections by Johann Hari
Oh Not So Great: Poems From the Depression Project by Rob Taylor
Talking to a Loved One With Borderline Personality Disorder by Jerold J. Kreisman

Popular Items:

Amador, Xavier. I Am Not Sick! I Don’t Need Help!
Amen, Daniel G. and Lisa C. Routh. Healing Anxiety and Depression.
Bottke, Allison. Setting Boundaries with your Adult Children: Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents.
Kreger, Randi and Paul T. Mason. Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder.
Manning, Shari Y. Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder.
McKay, Matthew, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley. The Dialectical Behavior Skills Workbook.
McManamy, John. Living Well With Depression and Bipolar.
Miklowitz, David J. The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide.
Steketee, Gail and Randy O. Frost. Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring.
Tolin, David, Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee. Buried in Treasures.