The Means to Cope


WILLS AND TRUSTS SEMINARS

BC Schizophrenia Society’s Wills and Trusts Seminars are held in the Spring and Fall of each year and cover topics such as: wills, estate planning, discretionary trusts, non-discretionary trusts, and registered disability savings plans. These free Seminars are intended for individuals making their estate arrangements in order to care for a family member living with a mental illness or other disability. Spring Seminar: Date: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Place: Vancouver Public Library – Peter Kaye Room 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

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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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National Schizophrenia Awareness Day is right around the corner. Here are four fun ways you can get involved this year:

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  1. Paint it purple! Get everyone you know wearing purple to show support for people living with schizophrenia.
  2. 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.
  3. Come cheer on our team at the BMO Vancouver Marathon on May 3rd. We still have spots open for volunteers, runners, and supporters!
  4. 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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