To: Urs Wursch, President of the European Federation of Families of People with Mental Illness (EUFAMI)

February 25, 2022

Dear Mr. Wursch and Colleagues,

It is with sadness and anger which we at the British Columbia Schizophrenia Society in Canada are reaching out to you at this time of turmoil and crisis.

As an organization that also supports families affected by mental illness, we know that over the coming days, weeks, and months, you and your colleagues will have to support and help more families whose mental illnesses will be exacerbated by the stress and conflict around you.

Please know that you are in our hearts and minds—the people of Ukraine, and most importantly, the many individuals and families who are also battling the symptoms and stigma of schizophrenia, psychosis, and other severe and persistent mental illnesses.

Warmest Regards,

David Halikowski
President, BC Schizophrenia Society

Faydra Aldridge
Chief Executive Officer

cc: Ukrainian Canadian Congress

Update: Response from EUFAMI