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.
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
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.
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, British Columbia Minister of Health
David Halikowski, BC Schizophrenia Society President
Dr. Bill MacEwan, BCSS Medical Advisory Board Chair
Jamie Graham, BCSS Society Provincial Board Member
David Halikowski, BCSS President
Terry Lake, BC Minister of Health
Eve McBride and Bill Magee
Terry Lake, Minister of Health
Dr. Bill MacEwan
BC Schizophrenia Society representatives and supporters hosted an exciting “Lunch and Learn” event October 9th, 2014 for BC MLAs.
Some British Columbia Schizophrenia Society Staff and Volunteers
Schizophrenia is a serious but medically treatable brain condition
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