In the interest of disseminating the plain facts about schizophrenia, Dr. Randall White, medical director of the BC Psychosis Program at UBC Hospital and medical director of Vancouver Mental Health and Substance Use Services at Vancouver Coastal Health, shared his insights on a national podcast at the end of June.

Targeted to a general audience, the “Coast to Coast” program is hosted by Renato Zane, the volunteer chair of the BC Schizophrenia Society Foundation. Dr. White, as many people know, is keen to de-stigmatize the disorder. He is renowned for his clear language, clarity of thought, and ability to share his experience in tangible ways. His comments on schizophrenia in this episode of the show are especially pertinent for families coming to terms with the illness for the first time.