TITLE: How does cannabis-use impact our early development?
Subtitle: Why it’s important to know the triggers and risks associated with cannabis-use
Working closely with youth, the BC Schizophrenia Society produced an educational video on the effects of cannabis use and mental illness. The Cannabis & Mental Illness video addresses critical questions that are being asked in youth groups across the province regarding cannabis use and its potential effects on psychosis and other mental illnesses. Can anyone use cannabis risk-free? What does cannabis do to the brain? Why does it impact everyone differently?
Tune in to hear from Dr. Deborah Thompson, youth, and their trusted adults as they explore cannabis-use, mental illness and why it’s important to understand the risks and triggers associated with cannabis when you’re predisposed to mental illness.
Please consider sharing this video and/or these social shorts with your networks, and help youth learn more about the potential risk factors for mental illness associated with cannabis-use. If they would like more information or resources, please urge them to visit bcss.org.
This video was made possible with funding from the BC Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions.