This section is a list of resources for families to who are advocating for their loved one with schizophrenia, psychosis, and severe and persistent mental illness.

BC Health Policy Resources

BC Government

Vancouver Coastal Health

Fraser Health

Island Health (Vancouver Island)

Interior Health

Northern Health

First Nations Health Authority

Legal Resources

  • The BC government website has information and forms regarding Incapacity Planning and Representation Agreements. Representation agreements are legal documents “that allow an individual to name another person to manage their personal and health care needs and financial matters in the event they are not able to do so on their own.”
  • Visit our Public Policy & Advocacy section on this website

International Examples of Advocacy

United States

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Powerpoint from SAMHSA head, psychiatrist Elinore McCance-Katz (PDF) (includes anosognosia and cognitive problems)

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