Last fall, the BC Coroner’s Service released a report documenting the number of deaths that were related to the heat dome experienced last summer. Unfortunately, one of the most affected populations were those living with schizophrenia and severe and persistent mental illness. You can read the full report here.

In response to these findings, the BC Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) has been working to identify some tips for family members and people living with schizophrenia to keep in mind as the temperatures soar. The following have been adapted from resources found through Health Canada’s Resources for Extreme Heat Events, however, please also reach out to a medical professional to discuss your concerns and plans as you prepare for any environmental crisis.