An Alliance on Mental Illness

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The Family Alliance on Mental Illness – Leaders in Involvement, Empowerment & Support (FAMILIES) serves Prince George and the northern interior of British Columbia, Canada. FAMILIES was trademarked in 2013 to reduce barriers and create more accessible possibilities for peer family support, education, systems navigation and advocacy in rural and remote communities. FAMILIES also creates more possibilities for professional training to meet the needs of families, family participation in planning and evaluation of services and families as partners in mental illness treatment.

Education & Support

We provide free education and training to ALL individuals and their families living with any type of mental illness in northern B.C. including schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, depression and anxiety disorders.

FAMILIES Newsletter

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Our winter and summer newsletters are a popular way to stay informed about our education, training and support activities. Newsletter...

Promise of Engagement

Help Line 1-888-561-8055; 250-561-8033






Kim's Message

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FIND PEACE WITHIN Area Manager for FAMILIES, Kim Dixon, on coming to terms with grief and loss based on the work of Sheila LeGacy. Kim's Article...

Find Peace Within - An article about Grief and Loss

Strengthening Families

ORIGINAL EDITION More than education – Strengthening Families Together (SFT) provides support, awareness and tools – for ALL family members (parents, partners, siblings, adult children) affected by ANY mental illness (psychosis, schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, anxiety and addictions. Strengthening Families Together...