The Means to Cope


JOIN THE BCSS RUNNING TEAM!

JOIN THE BCSS RUNNING TEAM!

On May 3rd 2015, The BC Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) will be a BMO Run4Hope community charity. Run4Hope is the charity program of the Vancouver BMO Marathon. The programs’ goal is to raise funds for social impact and community good, and we are very excited to be a part of it. In an effort to prepare for this fantastic opportunity, we are building a dynamic, energetic and celebratory BCSS Team of enthusiastic volunteers and runners.

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Why I want to run for BCSS

Why I want to run for BCSS

First of all let me start out by saying I hate running. So, why run? I will run because I adore my son, and I feel like he is lost to me right now. I will run because of the pain, distress and distrust I see in his eyes every day. – Guelda Redman

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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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BC Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) Hosts “Lunch and Learn” for Provincial MLAs

Recently retired police chief Jamie Graham, prominent psychiatrist Dr. Bill McEwan, and parents and educators Bill Magee and Eve McBride addressed MLAs and staff at the packed-out session, which was held in the Members’ Lounge of the Legislature. Minister of Health Terry Lake welcomed participants and provided opening remarks

Many other distinguished guests attended the enjoyable and interesting “Lunch and Learn” session, including Minister of Education Peter Fassbender, Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth Jane Thornthwaite, and Opposition Mental Health Critic Sue Hammell.

Following the event, BC Schizophrenia Society members and guests were invited to attend the parliamentary question period, and were officially introduced and welcomed to the House by Minister Lake.

We look forward to continuing relations with all members of Parliament who are committed to helping people with mental illness and their families.

Terry Lake, Minister of Health

Terry Lake, British Columbia Minister of Health

David Halikowski, BC Schizophrenia Society President

David Halikowski, BC Schizophrenia Society President

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Dr. Bill MacEwan, BCSS Medical Advisory Board Chair

Jamie Graham, BC Schizophrenia Society Provincial Board Member

Jamie Graham, BCSS Society Provincial Board Member

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David Halikowski, BCSS President

Terry Lake, Minister of Health

Terry Lake, BC Minister of Health

Eve McBride and Bill Magee

Eve McBride and Bill Magee

Terry Lake, Minister of Health

Terry Lake, Minister of Health

Dr. Bill MacEwan, BC Schizophrenia Society Medical Advisory Board Chair

Dr. Bill MacEwan

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BC Schizophrenia Society representatives and supporters hosted an exciting “Lunch and Learn” event October 9th, 2014 for BC MLAs.

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Some British Columbia Schizophrenia Society Staff and Volunteers

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Schizophrenia is a serious but medically treatable brain condition

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