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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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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|

What Lies Ahead

He brushes past you with a sneer. You sigh, hoping his mood will improve. You’ve noticed he spends more and more time alone. You tell yourself it’s a phase. You went through that yourself at his age. The bright, energetic, loving son you once knew will someday return. He keeps

February 11th, 2019|
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