For World Schizophrenia & Psychosis Awareness Day, BC Schizophrenia Society is inviting you to “Schizophrenia Revealed: The Untold Stories of Schizophrenia.”
Schizophrenia. It’s a complex mental illness that is still shrouded in mystery. It is what people worry about and think about when they hear of someone in mental health distress, and the mental illness itself is seen as rare. But with 1 in 100 people living with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder, it is all around us. And together we can reveal the untold stories of schizophrenia.
Hosted by BC Schizophrenia Society, this virtual event aims to unravel the stigma around schizophrenia, and bring forward the many untold stories from people impacted by this mental illness.
The event will feature the stories of a 26-year old man living with schizophrenia and a mother who is supporting her son who lives with schizophrenia. We’ll learn about their journey with schizophrenia – from symptoms, to diagnosis, to where they are today. We’ll talk the stigma surrounding this disease, the pros and cons of using the word schizophrenia, key parts of their journey, and what they want others to know.
Together we can build a better understanding of how schizophrenia impacts us all.
This event is made possible with the generous support of AA Pharma.
Introduction & Housekeeping
Conversations with People Impacted by Schizophrenia
• A Man Living with Schizophrenia
• A Family Member Impacted by Schizophrenia
Live Q & A with speakers
Thank You & Conclusion