Stories From the Field

We'll be sharing stories and quotes about our programs and services. If you have a story or appreciation for a BCSS Regional Educator, program or service, email prov@bcss.org

Find Out What's Happening at BCSS

As we're transitioning away from a monthly newsletter to a bimonthly newsletter, we'll be regularly updating our website with new information about our programs, services, education, public policy initiatives and research.

Kids and Teens In Control

You didn’t cause it. You can’t change it. You can only take care of yourself. Kids in Control and Teens in Control are free education and support programs offered and created by B.C. Schizophrenia Society. They target children and youth (8-18 years) who have a family member with a mental illness (e.g., bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, major depression).

Through phone calls, emails and family meetings, B.C. Schizophrenia Society Regional Educators connected nearly 64,000 times with families and individuals looking for help and assistance as they navigated the mental health system.

B.C. Schizophrenia Society made nearly 400 presentations to more than 6,500 people across the province. These presentations were made to schools, community groups, nursing students, justice workers, mental health workers, front line staff and many others.

Approximately 500 people attended Strengthen Families Together Program Sessions across B.C. helping them better understand serious mental health illness and gain information as they continue along their journey of supporting their loved ones.

Approximately 500 people attended Strengthen Families Together Program Sessions across B.C. helping them better understand serious mental health illness and gain information as they continue along their journey of supporting their loved ones.

 

Latest Research

BCSS Foundation has been key in funding cutting-edge research for schizophrenia. At the same time, BCSS stays up to date on current information and research studies on schizophrenia.

Online Support Group Forums

With the help of HeretoHelp and the BC Partners in Mental Health, BCSS operates the Reaching Families Project. This is an online support group forum for people supporting someone living with schizophrenia and other serious mental illness.

Join the BCSS Team

Last year approximately 900 volunteers helped BCSS deliver programs, services, information and events. Without volunteers, BCSS would not be where it is today. Find an opportunity near you today.

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