The Means to Cope


BCSS Funding Proposal

In recognition of the ongoing struggle with mental illness in our province, the BC Schizophrenia Society submits this proposal to ensure an equitable reach of programs and services for families living with mental illness across the province.

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7 Day Alaska Cruise Fundraiser for BCSS

Looking for the perfect getaway? Join the BC Schizophrenia Society on a 7 day Alaska Cruise! This is a great opportunity to travel, while also supporting a worthy cause. Partial proceeds of tickets purchased through Expedia CruiseShipCentres at their downtown Langley location (contact info included on the poster) will go towards BCSS! All proceeds from onboard fundraising events will also go towards BCSS! Let’s cruise for the 40,000 families affected by schizophrenia in BC. BC Registration number: BC REG 32903

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Scholarship for persons with schizophrenia

Young people today are faced with many challenges. Managing a mental illness such as schizophrenia throughout these years is an added challenge. Through the “Yes 2 Me” Scholarship Program, the Otsuka-Lundbeck Alliance and the Schizophrenia Society of Canada are celebrating the efforts of young people living with mental illness by rewarding them with an incentive to pursue their educational goals and confidently build a better self for their bright future ahead. Eligibility: To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must: • be a resident of Canada; • be diagnosed with schizophrenia; • complete a Scholarship Application package

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Partnership Education Presentation Program

Partnership Education is based on a personal storytelling model. It is a unique and powerful presentation that helps people in the community to understand the nature and prevalence of chronic and severe mental illness.

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JOIN THE BCSS RUNNING TEAM!

We need more runners for our team for the Vancouver Marathon! Please contact Jessica at 604-270-7841 or email prov@nullbcss.org In brief: Need a reason to train? Run for schizophrenia in the Vancouver Marathon! What? You can run 8, 21 or 42 km Why? To raise money for schizophrenia help. When? Run is May 1, 2016, but sign up now, as we will set up a giving page to help your friends donate in support. How? Contact Jessica at: prov@nullbcss.org or 604-270-7841 or join online

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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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