Family caregivers and friends may have a difficulty coping with a family member who has a mental health concern. Sometimes, it can be challenging to know how best to help a loved one. At FAME, we believe in equipping families with education to help them care for themselves and their relative, even in the face of mental health challenges.
FAMEkids supports children aged 7 to 12 and aged 13 to 17 who have a family member with a mental health concern. Through specialized programming, FAMEkids provides a therapeutic approach to introducing the topic of mental illness to children and youth, promoting resilience in a safe, age-appropriate environment. The program educates and helps young individuals understand mental illness through artwork, discussions and games.
For more information, please visit our FAMEkids website.
First Episode Psychosis
In partnership with FACT-Peel (CAMH First Assessment Clinical Team), FAME offers family support in dealing with a first episode diagnosis. The First Episode Psychosis Program is a community-based clinic dedicated to the assessment of psychosis in adolescents and young adults.
Psychosis happens when a person loses contact with reality and cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is not. Psychosis usually appears in a person’s late teens or early twenties. The sooner the psychosis is identified and treated, the better chance of avoiding or greatly minimizing the consequences associated with the disorder.
For more information, please visit the CAMH FACT-Peel website.