The Means to Cope


JOIN THE BCSS RUNNING TEAM!

JOIN THE BCSS RUNNING TEAM!

We need more runners for our team for the Vancouver Marathon! Please contact Jessica at 604-270-7841 or email prov@nullbcss.org In brief: Need a reason to train? Run for schizophrenia in the Vancouver Marathon! What? You can run 8, 21 or 42 km Why? To raise money for schizophrenia help. When? Run is May 1, 2016, but sign up now, as we will set up a giving page to help your friends donate in support. How? Contact Jessica at: prov@nullbcss.org or 604-270-7841 or join online

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We Moved to a New Location June 18th

We Moved to a New Location June 18th

The BCSS provincial office has moved! Don’t forget to change your address books. When: June 18th Where: 1100 – 1200 West 73rd Avenue Vancouver BC, V6P 6G5

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Obtaining and Providing Mental Health Information – A Guide For Family Members

Obtaining and Providing Mental Health Information – A Guide For Family Members

This Guide is designed to help family members and others playing a family-like role to receive information from mental health care professionals; and to give information to mental health care professionals. Information-sharing is important for continuity of patient care, as well as for the recovery and ongoing support of the ill person’s health and well-being. This Guide is for families who are involved in caring for a person with a severe mental illness.

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Where do I get help for my loved one?

Where do I get help for my loved one?

If you’re trying to get help for a loved one with schizophrenia, psychosis or another serious mental illness, the BC Schizophrenia Society can help. Click here for more information.

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Anti-stigma public service announcement and posters

In May 2015, the BC Schizophrenia Society launched its Anti-Stigma Campaign, a poster campaign circulating information across the province informing the general public about schizophrenia, and in so doing abolishing harmful stigma surrounding mental illness. In June, the BC Schizophrenia Society was approached by the station director of Zone.fm and Q.fm in Victoria, asking to transform one of the poster’s scripts into a public service announcement to be played on the radio. The station produced the clip and then donated it to BCSS to be distributed to other stations in BC. The PSA will be played on Zone.fm and Q.fm throughout August in multiple communities on Vancouver Island, reaching approximately 93,500 people. The clip has also been distributed to radio stations across the province.

BCSS sincerely appreciates John Shields and his team at the Zone.fm and the Q.fm for producing the clip and spreading the message to listeners on Vancouver Island.

Posters: (Lorena Anti-Stigma Poster Tim Anti-Stigma Poster)
PSA: PSA recording
Many thanks to the following stations for playing BC Schizophrenia Society’s Public Service Announcement and helping to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness:

The Wave 102.3 (Nanaimo)
The Wolf 106.9 (Nanaimo)
The Beach 88.5 (Parksville/Qualicum)
The Lounge 99.9 (Parksville/Qualicum)
The Peak 93.3 (Port Alberni)
The Eagle 97.3 (Courtenay/Comox/Campbell River)
The River 101.3 (Prince George)
The Drive 99.3 (Prince George)

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