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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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The second Tuesday of each month will feature a one hour speaker on a topic of interest to FAMI members. Our speakers are recruited mainly from the ranks of those who, like us, are supporters of loved ones living with the effects of serious mental illness.

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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. Online courses will start November 9 and 19 2020.

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Latest Blog Posts

Are you lonely?

Are you lonely? You once had so many friends. Now you spend all your time alone with your thoughts. Have you reached out to anyone you used to enjoy spending time with? Have you even thought of them, or does that bring back too many painful memories? Are you bored?

July 16th, 2020|

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|
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