The Means to Cope


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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Debunking Myths Surrounding Schizophrenia, Psychosis, and Violence

If you missed our panel discussion on violence and mental illness, you can watch the recording watch the recording here. You can also access some of the resources available to attendees:
Stigma and Violence: Isn’t It Time to Connect the Dots? (E. Fuller Torrey)
Insight deficit leaves schizophrenia patients (and many doctors) unaware (Travis Lupick, Georgia Straight)
Chasing a crisis: The challenge of caring for Vancouver’s severely mentally ill and addicted residents (Travis Lupick, Georgia Straight)
Use of Force and Crisis Intervention De-escalation Models (powerpoint, large file)

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