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.
National Schizophrenia Awareness Day is right around the corner. Here are four fun ways you can get involved this year:
Paint it purple! Get everyone you know wearing purple to show support for people living with schizophrenia.
Attend the 10th annual family conference on May 23rd and get your picture taken in the BCSS photobooth! We will provide purple props, t-shirts, and tattoos to use for your pictures.
Come cheer on our team at the BMO Vancouver Marathon on May 3rd. We still have spots open for volunteers, runners, and supporters!
Join our social media campaign – Like the BCSS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@BCschizophrenia). Tag photos of yourself, your friends, family, and co-workers wearing purple and use hashtags #BCSS #schizophreniaawareness #1in100
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