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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.

LEAP is for those who have a family member or friend who isn’t aware of their serious mental illness and who refuses treatment. LEAP works to achieve adherence to treatment by strengthening the relationship.

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Thank you to everyone who responded to the government survey about the Mental Health Act.

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Meetings are held at the CMHA-ER office, 3rd floor, 10010 105 Street in downtown Edmonton from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Please sign up for our monthly e-newsletter or join our Facebook group to get more information.

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New Year – New Hope?

Some important developments concerning Alberta’s approach to mental illness occurred in 2019. In June, the Alberta Ombudsman – concerned that five-year-old recommendations about Mental Health Review Panels hadn’t been implemented – released the report Treating People with Mental Illness Fairly. The following month a Court of Queen’s Bench Justice declared

January 14th, 2020|

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|
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