WHO ARE WE? We are a non-profit community organization providing families and friends with the support, information and education they need to help them cope with a loved one's mental illness.

News

French Support Group at DDO

Thank you TELUS

FFAPAMM - Avant de craquer

Upcoming Events

Feb 2, 2015 @ 1:00 pm Art Therapy
Feb 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm NAMI (in English)
Feb 3, 2015 @ 9:00 am Core Fitness Club
See calendar for all events

Publications

  • A piece of me : growing up - Let me introduce myself. My name is Chantal, and I grew up in a family where my sister has a mental disorder. She was eight years old when she was diagnosed. I was four and my brother was three years old. My parents were caught off-guard. You may know me as the 2005 summer student... Continue Reading
  • A parent’s perspective : the role of the relative in breaking down the stigma - Recently, my sister invited my husband and me to a luncheon that she was throwing in honour of her grandson’s graduation from university. As she spoke, I winced at the prospect, but I realized right away that even though I knew it would be difficult for me, to refuse to come would cast us in... Continue Reading
  • Does your loved one have a safety plan? - You can help your family member prevent suicide by helping them to develop a “safety plan”. This can be done with or without a professional but when family members help the person to develop the plan it can help the ill person to feel in more control and it can help the family member to... Continue Reading