COVID-19 & Supporting Someone With Schizophrenia

A list of resources and information from partner organizations and other schizophrenia societies across Canada that are useful for anyone affected by schizophrenia or other serious mental illness.

Families and Caregivers Looking for Support

If you think you are experiencing symptoms of schizophrenia, seek out help today. If you are in immediate crisis, please call 9-1-1.

Families and Caregivers Looking for Support

BC Schizophrenia Society is still offering support groups, workshops, psychosocial education series, and information for families virtually and over the phone.

BCSS By The Numbers


Through phone calls, emails and family meetings, BC Schizophrenia Society Regional Educators connected with families and individuals looking for help and assistance more than 68,600 times as they navigated the mental health system.

BC Schizophrenia Society made more than 600 presentations to nearly 45,500 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.

BC Schizophrenia Society Regional Educators hosted 334 family support groups, connecting individuals and making it possible for people to provide each other with emotional support.

Approximately 735 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.


Join A Clinical Research Studies

Clinical research fuels innovation and evolution in the platform of support available for patients with psychosis and psychosis-related disorders.  Since 2002, The Medical Arts Health Research Group has committed to provide the most advanced medical opportunities to the residents of the Kootenays, Okanagan, Kamloops and Vancouver areas.

Branches and Educators

BC Schizophrenia Society has 25 Regional Educators and eight Branches throughout the province supporting families. Our Educators and Branches help families navigate the system, provide resources and education about schizophrenia, psychosis and severe 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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