Families supporting Adults with Mental Illness in Alberta (FAMI-Alberta) is a grassroots community of volunteers who provide education, support and advocacy for families supporting loved ones living with serious mental illness. We’re currently focused in the Edmonton region, but are happy to hear from families across Alberta.

Do you have a family member or friend who isn’t aware of their serious mental illness and who refuses treatment?

We’re offering courses on how to help.

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Has your family member or loved one been hospitalized involuntarily?

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Finding appropriate housing for a loved one with mental illness can be a daunting task. We have housing information from Alberta Health Services (AHS), Canadian Mental Health Association Edmonton (CMHA-ER), and Homeward Trust Edmonton.

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Too Deep, Yet Too Shallow

A year ago, one of our first blog posts compared emergency mental health services to emergency help for someone drowning. The post pointed out the absurdity of lifeguards using bureaucratic regulations to refuse help to a drowning person. At the time we stated, “Obviously this would never happen to someone

December 14th, 2018|
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