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September 15th 2015:Mental Health Commission of Canada Guidelines for Family Caregiving applied to Schizophrenia

Dr. Ella Amir, Executive Director of AMI-Québec since 1990, http://amiquebec.org/, leads one of Québec’s principal resources for families struggling to cope with mental illness, including schizophrenia. She explains her work with the Mental Health Commission of Canada as it relates to schizophrenia. She highlights the relevance to schizophrenia of the Commission’s publications “Taking the Caregiver Guidelines Off the Shelf: Mobilization Toolkit” and “National Guidelines for a Comprehensive Service System to Support Family Caregivers of Adults with Mental Health Problems and Illnesses”. She hi

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Dr. Ella Amir

Dr. Ella Amir has been Executive Director of AMI-Québec since 1990. Under her leadership the organization has become one of the principal resources in Québec for families struggling to cope with mental illness. She was the chair of the Family Caregivers Advisory Committee for the Mental Health Commission of Canada since its inception in 2007 and until 2012. She led the development of the Commission’s “National Guidelines for a Comprehensive Service System to Support Family Caregivers of Adults with Mental Health Problems and Illnesses”, a blueprint for a comprehensive system of care to support family caregivers across the country. She now is a member of the Commission’s Advisory Council. She
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