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. The next courses are on Saturdays, January 11 and February 1.

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Has your family member or loved one been hospitalized involuntarily? Help us by completing this very short confidential questionnaire. Your answers will help inform our advocacy work. The questionnaire will close at the end of December 2019

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Join us for an informative evening with Dr. Melanie Robles speaking on the effects of medications (anti-psychotics and related drugs) on the brain. Note the date change; this meeting is on the first Tuesday of January.

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A Matter of Perspective

A couple’s romantic stroll is interrupted when they encounter a dirty, ragged homeless man rocking back and forth on the sidewalk muttering random words. They wonder why someone doesn’t do something about such disgusting people. Across town the homeless man’s parents return home after another fruitless day spent searching for

September 16th, 2019|

Dealing with Forms

Forms! Drudgery that no one looks forward to. An inconvenient task to be dispensed with quickly so one can move on to more important things. An annoying part of any job to be avoided whenever possible. Forms are complicated and time-consuming. Just the thought of them provokes a groan, and

June 7th, 2019|

It’s OK not to be OK

A guest blog from J-F. Claude, twitter.com/JFClaude Friends, Just over six years ago, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness. Not all that common, but not all that rare, this illness will strike up to 6% of the population at some point in their lifetime. Or roughly 2.2 million Canadians.

March 22nd, 2019|
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