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Families supporting Adults with Mental Illness in Alberta (FAMI-Alberta) is a grassroots community of volunteers who provide education 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.

Caring for someone with a serious mental is difficult at the best of times. Needless to say, the COVID-19 pandemic brings a new set of challenges. Here are some tips for family members in Alberta.

 

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For the past two weeks, we’ve been watching the debate on Bill 17.

We’ve been watching as if lives depend on it. Because they do.

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LEAP is for those who have a family member or friend who isn’t aware of their serious mental illness and who refuses treatment. Get on the notification list to learn when the next session will be held.

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An open letter to members of the Alberta Legislative Assembly

For the past two weeks, members of Families supporting Adults with Mental Illness in Alberta (FAMI-Alberta) have been watching the debate on Bill 17, the Mental Health Amendment Act. We’ve been watching as if lives depend on it. Because they do. The Mental Health Act (the Act) is the main

June 19th, 2020|

The Covid-19 Pandemic and Involuntary Treatment

Guest blog by Marvin Ross  @dysdads The extraordinary measures being used to deal with the current pandemic have implications for involuntary committal procedures for the mentally ill. Thanks to my fellow advocate DJ Jaffe of the Mental Illness Policy Org for bringing this to my attention. At the moment, for the good

April 3rd, 2020|

Coping with COVID-19

Caring for someone with a serious mental is difficult at the best of times. Needless to say, the COVID-19 pandemic brings a new set of challenges. Here are some tips for family members in Alberta. Stay calm and keep informed. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health holds

March 18th, 2020|
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