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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.

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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Too Deep, Yet Too Shallow

A year ago, one of our first blog posts compared emergency mental health services to emergency help for someone drowning. The post pointed out the absurdity of lifeguards using bureaucratic regulations to refuse help to a drowning person. At the time we stated, “Obviously this would never happen to someone

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