These are troubling days where people are unable to imagine what tomorrow might look like. At the same time, many of the people that we support through BC Schizophrenia Society are also supporting loved ones and helping them manage their thoughts and feelings in addition their own.

And during this time, BC Schizophrenia Society Regional Educators are still actively helping families online and by phone. We’re looking at new ways to get information and education to those who need us the most during this especially difficult time. If you need help in supporting a family member or friend who is living with a schizophrenia or another persistent mental illness during this time, please email info@bcss.org or call 1-888-888-0029 to reach a local Regional Educator near you. We are here for you.

In addition to this, we’ll be trying to keep the following list of resources updated on a weekly basis. These are resources and information from our partner organizations and other schizophrenia societies across Canada that we think are particularly useful and helpful for anyone affected by schizophrenia or other serious mental illness.

Useful Tips & Strategies To Manage Mental Health & Mental Illness

Some tips and strategies offered are useful for families, caregivers, and people living with schizophrenia or other serious mental illness to do together.

Resources & Information

During this time, it is as crucial to stay in contact, consult, and work with your health care provider and/or mental health teams to manage a person’s continuation of care.

The following is some useful information and resources about how the health care system is adapting to the current situation:

For current information on the current provincial response, please visit the BC Ministry of Health and BC Centre for Disease Control.

For current information on what is happening in your local Health Authority, please visit the website for your local Health Authority.

(Updated: Tuesday, April 21, 2020)