AMI-Québec is a grassroots organization committed to helping families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance and advocacy. By promoting understanding, we work to dispel the stigma still surrounding mental illness, thereby helping to create communities that offer new hope for meaningful lives.
Mental illnesses, known to be biologically based brain disorders, can profoundly disrupt a person’s ability to think, feel, and relate to others. As you may have experienced, mental illness affects not only individuals, but their families, friends, and everyone around them.
About AMI-QUEBEC Action on Mental Illness
AMI-Québec’s programs are designed to help families better cope with the hardships and burdens caused by mental illness. Our programs include:
• Support Groups: Weekly sessions where confidential discussion and sharing are encouraged in a small group setting.
• Education Programs: Sessions on Borderline Personality Disorder for caregivers.
• Information Sessions: On mental illness and related topics, through conferences and teleworkshops.
• Share & Care Newsletter: A quarterly newsletter including information on various services, coping strategies, etc.
• Library: A wealth of information on mental illness and related issues, including books, DVDs and journals.
• Advocacy and Social Action: An opportunity to work towards better services for people with mental illness and influence changes in social policy.
• Raising Awareness: through education and outreach to students and the public at large.