Thursday, April 17, 2014

Clara Hughes and Clara's Big Ride - Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia


TODAY, April 17th, 6:30 pm

Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia



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Also see:

Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk

The "From Recovery to Discovery" Mental Health Peer Support Group - Halifax


TODAY, April 17th, 6:30 pm




Meetings
Every Thursday Evening
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Community Room
Atlantic Superstore – Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia 

Plenty of free parking!

The Atlantic Superstore – Barrington Street is on the 3, 7, 9, and 41 Metro Transit bus routes.


The From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone affected by any type of mental illness, and this includes family members and friends.

Free!


Thursday, April 17th, 2014, 6:30 pm

Drama Therapy for Mental Health
 

with

Laura Burke, MA
Project Coordinator
Drama Therapy for Mental Health
Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia


Have you heard of drama therapy and wondered what it’s all about? This week Laura Burke, a drama therapist, will be joining us for a conversation focused on the following questions:
  1. How can drama therapy help us to work on the areas where we might be stuck, and promote psychological growth?
  2. What are the main principles of drama therapy?
  3. What are some different forms and schools of drama therapy?
Laura will also be speaking about the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia's Drama Therapy for Mental Health project which is funded through a Consumer-Led Initiative Grant from the Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness. She will talk about the progress made in the project so far, where the project is headed, and how you can get involved.
About Laura Burke

Laura is a drama therapist, mental health advocate, peer support worker, spoken word and theatre artist, and researcher. It is her passion to work with persons who are struggling, and to help them to find their own inner resources and self-healing potential through the arts.

During the second year of her Masters in Drama Therapy practicum at the Douglas Psychiatric Hospital in Montreal, Laura facilitated drama therapy groups and individual sessions with teens and adults with early psychosis. Her first year practicum population was at a school, working with children and youth with visual impairments, developmental and behavioral issues.

Laura also has seven years of experience as a Peer Support worker at Laing House and at the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia. She is also a faculty member at the Atlantic Contemplative Centre and is training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Developmental Transformations, a form of improvisational drama therapy.

She has recently begun working with youth at the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program, and she is bringing drama therapy into an arts-based research project at Dalhousie on student peer mental health, with the goal of creating an ethnodrama.


About the From Recovery to Discovery (FR2D) Mental Health Peer Support Group

Organized through a partnership between the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia and the Healthy Minds Cooperative, the FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group is special because it moves beyond the expectation of simply existing with minimal symptoms of mental illness. Our message is that we all have the opportunity to manifest our strengths, to recover a sense of empowerment, and to live with meaning and purpose. Through the mutual sharing of our own wisdom and experience, we are reminded to reach for hope and fulfillment in our lives, and to help one another realize our potential.

The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone affected by any type of mental illness, and this includes family members and friends. The format generally involves an interactive presentation on topics of interest to the group in the first hour, and a group discussion during the second hour. To download the FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group's meeting flyer (PDF), please click here. If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact:
Lisa Corra, Peer Support Facilitator, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by phoning 465-2601 (toll free 1-800-465-2601) or sending an email to ssns@bellaliant.com; or 
Vince Daigle, Peer Specialist, Healthy Minds Cooperative, by phoning 404-3504, or sending an email to healthyminds@eastlink.ca.

Mind Your Health - Antigonish, Nova Scotia


Next Wednesday, April 23rd, 2:00 pm

Antigonish, Nova Scotia



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Also see:

GASHA - Mental Health Services

Celebration of Hope - New Minas


Saturday, April 26th, 7:00 pm

Hosted by the Kings County Chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

Tickets are $15.00 and are available from Roger or Sadie Cann by calling (902) 681-2448

A silent auction and tickets auction will start at 6:30 pm


Location

Louis Millet Community Complex
New Minas, Nova Scotia

Guest Speaker


Starr Dobson
President & Chief Executive Officer

Entertainment

The Wolfville Gentlemen’s Chorus

and

The Gaelic Chorus and Highland Dancers


Funds raised will be provided to the Evangeline Recreational Society for renovations to their new club building and the inauguration of peer support programs.


Also see:

Celebration of Hope coming to New Minas

Kings County Chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia


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2014 Road to Recovery Walk


The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia’s




Saturday, May 3rd, 2014


Road to Recovery walks are being held on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, in Baddeck, Bridgewater, Halifax, Inverness, Pictou County, Port Hawkesbury, Sydney, Windsor, and Wolfville.


NO MORE

Mental Illness = Shame, Misconceptions, Stereotyping, Prejudicial Attitudes, and Discrimination

Take ACTION!


To register for one of the seven Road to Recovery walks, and to set up your own online fundraising webpage, please visit:




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To download a PDF version of the 2014 Road to Recovery Walk poster, please click here.


Also see:

Gateway to Curing Mental Illness


Sponsors



Supporters


Families Matter in Mental Health: An Education and Support Program - Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia


Begins Monday, May 5th, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How to refer someone to the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program




From the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program (NSEPP) website:
Because NSEPP is located in Halifax, within the largest of the Nova Scotia health regions; Capital Health, the program provides direct clinical services to residents of the Capital Health district.

Referrals to NSEPP can be made by anyone, including mental health care professionals, family physicians, community agencies, educators and school counselors, family members, friends and any young person who suspects they may be suffering from a first episode of psychosis.
Criteria for referral of individuals who reside in the Capital Health district are:
  • Any individual between the ages of 15-35 who is suspected of experiencing or has been diagnosed with a first episode of psychosis, and
  • Has been treated for less than 6 months with an anti-psychotic medication, and
  • At the time of referral has had active, untreated psychosis for less than one year.
If you or someone you know meets these criteria please contact the NSEPP immediately at (902) 473-2976.

What can I expect if I refer someone who resides in the Capital Health district?
  • The intake coordinator from NSEPP will usually contact the person making the referral within 1- 2 working days after NSEPP receives the referral. The purpose of this contact is to obtain information necessary to decide if the person being referred meets the criteria for the NSEPP program and to also determine the urgency of the referral.
  • All information regarding new referrals is presented by the intake coordinator to the NSEPP multidisciplinary team at their weekly meeting. At that meeting the NSEPP team will determine if the individual referred meets the criteria for the NSEPP program. If a referral meets criteria, NSEPP endeavours to assess those individuals within 1-2 weeks.
  • Priority for appointments for initial assessments will be determined by the NSEPP team based on their assessment of the degree of urgency.
  • Urgent referrals are assessed, whenever possible, within 1-2 working days.
  • The individual making the referral to the NSEPP will be notified of the date of the assessment appointment and, after the assessment is completed, will be notified of the outcome.
  • If it is determined that an individual referred to NSEPP does not meet criteria for the program, the individual making the referral will be notified by the intake coordinator and will be provided with information regarding referral to other appropriate mental health services. 

    Under the provincial service delivery model developed by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and as one of the Dalhousie University Department of Psychiatry clinical academic programs, NSEPP provides clinical consultation for residents of the Maritime provinces who reside outside the Capital Health district.
    Criteria for referral of individuals who reside in the Maritime Provinces outside of the Capital Health district:
    • NSEPP only accepts referrals for consultation from health care professionals including any mental health care professional or family physician, and
    • Any individual between the age of 15-35 who is experiencing early psychosis (within the first 5 years of the onset of psychosis), may be referred for a consultation regarding diagnosis and/or treatment.

    NSEPP does not provide ongoing clinical services to individuals who reside outside of the Capital Health district.

    What can I expect if I refer an individual who resides in the Maritime Provinces outside of the Capital Health district?
    • The intake coordinator from NSEPP will usually contact the person making the referral within 1 week after NSEPP receives the referral. The purpose of this contact is to obtain more detailed information regarding the reasons for the referral for consultation from the NSEPP.
    • All information regarding consultations is presented by the intake coordinator to the NSEPP multidisciplinary team at their weekly meeting. At that meeting the NSEPP team will determine if the consultation referral to NSEPP meets the program criteria for consultation from NSEPP.
    • If a consultation referral meets the NSEPP criteria, the NSEPP endeavours to assess all individuals referred for a consultation within 4 weeks after NSEPP receives the referral
    • The individual making the referral to the NSEPP will be notified of the date of the consultation appointment. Once the consultation is completed, the individual making the referral will receive a written report.
    • If it is determined that an individual referred to NSEPP does not meet criteria for referral for a consultation from NSEPP the individual making the referral will be notified by the intake coordinator and will be provided with information regarding referral to other appropriate mental health services.

    At this time, persons referred for a consultation with the NSEPP must be willing to travel to Halifax/Dartmouth Nova Scotia for an assessment

    To make a referral for a consultation please contact (902) 473-2976.
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    Also see:

    Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program

    Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program - Information for Family Members (PDF)

    Mending Minds

    Getting Mental Health Crisis Support in Nova Scotia


    Call (902) 429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167 (toll free)




    The Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (MHMCT) provides intervention and short term crisis management for children, youth and adults experiencing a mental health crisis. They offer 24/7 telephone intervention throughout Nova Scotia - (902) 429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167 (toll free) - and mobile response (1:00 pm to 1:00 am) in areas served by Halifax Regional Police including Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford.




    Note that this video is two years old and it does not mention the 24/7 telephone crisis intervention service that is now available throughout Nova Scotia.

    From this document:
    Mental Health Crisis vs. Psychiatric Emergency

    A mental health crisis is:
    1. an acute disturbance of thinking, mood, behaviour or social relationship that requires an immediate intervention;
    2. which involves an element of unpredictability, usually accompanied by a lack of response to social controls; and
    3. which may be defined as a crisis by the client, the family or other members of the community.*
    Thoughts of suicide, distorted or psychotic thinking, intense anxiety, depression, unable to cope.

    A mental health crisis does not necessarily require hospital-based assessment/triage services and can be effectively supported in the community by a team of service providers.

    A psychiatric emergency is when a person is an immediate danger to him/herself due to compromised thinking and/or judgement. A psychiatric emergency requires hospital-based treatment services – Call 911 or attend a local emergency department.

    * Consistent with B.C.’s Mental Health Reform Crisis Response / Emergency Services

    Also see:

    Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team

    Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team - Overview Document (2007)

    Video focuses on mental health (2013)

    N.S. mental health supports reach rural areas (2013)

    Meet Halifax's mental health mobile crisis team (2012)

    Assistance with navigating mental health services in the Capital Health district


    404-3504 ext. 201




    From the Healthy Minds Cooperative's February 2013 newsletter:
    Navigation

    Going through the mental health system can be like trying to find your way through a maze. Navigation is a service that the Healthy Minds Cooperative provides that helps guide people living with a mental illness, and their families, to connect with support services in the community.

    The Navigator can answer your questions and concerns about:
    • Services in the community
    • Support groups
    • Programs and workshops
    • Referral Services
    • Advocacy
    • Web-based resources

    For more information about navigation, please call (902) 404-3504 ext. 201 or email hmnavigator@eastlink.ca.

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    Also see:

    Capital Health Addictions and Mental Health Program

    OurHealthyMinds.com

    Healthy Minds Cooperative

    The Self-Help Connection


    Community Helping Trees
    Bedford / Sackville

    Clayton Park / Fairview

    Cumberland County

    Dartmouth

    Halifax Peninsula

    Mental Health Services & Supports in Communities Across Nova Scotia

    Newcomers

    Prospect / Tantallon / Timberlea / St. Margarets Bay

    Dartmouth Seniors

    Spryfield

    Spryfield Youth

    Windsor / West Hants Community

    Mental Health Services on Cape Breton Island


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    To download the entire July 2012 booklet (PDF), please click here.

    Also visit:

    Cape Breton District Health Authority - Mental Health

    Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority - Mental Health Services

    Addiction Services Cape Breton

    Also available:

    Mental Health Outpatient Services
    Strait Richmond Hospital
    138 Hospital Road
    Evanston, Nova Scotia
    B0E 1J0
    902-533-3300

    Learning about Schizophrenia: Rays of Hope


    A Reference Manual for Families & Caregivers

    Revised Fourth Edition (2012)



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    To download the 2012 fourth revised edition of Rays of Hope (PDF), please click here.

    Printed copies of Rays of Hope are available from the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia at a cost of $10.00 (including shipping).  To order a copy with payment by Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, please call (902) 465-2601 or 1-800-465-2601 (toll-free in Nova Scotia), or send a cheque or money order to:
    Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia
    Room B-23, Purdy Building
    P.O. Box 1004
    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
    B2Y 3Z9

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Key Findings in Early Psychosis: A Knowledge Sharing Initiative



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    To join the initiative, or for further information, please send an email to keyfindingsinearlypsychosis@outlook.com.

    Also see:

    Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program

    Families Overcoming Risks and Building Opportunities for Well-Being (FORBOW)


    Call for Participants



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    Download the FORBOW Leaflet for Families (PDF) by clicking here.


    Also see:

    FORBOW Website

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

    HRM Family Education & Support Group


    Monday, May 12th, 7:00 pm




    HRM Chapter of the SSNS

    Family Education & Support Group Meeting


    Date
    Monday, May 12th, 2014

    Time
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Place

    Room 1243A, Halifax Infirmary
    Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre
    1796 Summer Street
    Halifax, Nova Scotia


    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Discussion: Books, Articles, and Concerns



    The meeting is open to anyone. Family members, friends, co-workers, and other supporters of those living with schizophrenia and related illnesses are especially encouraged to attend and participate.


    For further information, please contact Donna Methot at (902) 462-8658, or send an email to hrmchapterssns@accesswave.ca.


    Photograph of downtown Halifax by Derek Rodgers.

    Support for Family and Friends of Persons Living with Mental Illness


    Monday, May 12th, 7:00 pm

    Berwick


    A Self-Help Group in Kings County, Nova Scotia

    Caring for a loved one who is dealing with a mental illness can require emotional and practical support. You are not alone. This self-help group was started in the fall of 2008 to share personal experiences in response to the need of support for the families and friends of persons living with serious mental illness.

    While it originated through families involved in the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia (SSNS), the group feels it can offer support to families dealing with a wide range of brain illnesses, including psychosis (a break with reality), major depression, and bipolar disorder. This is not a resource group to provide technical, medical or legal aid, or for advocacy - although our experiences may have touched on these issues. Everything shared within the group is confidential.


    We meet on the second Monday of each month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, except then this day is a statutory holiday.
    Meetings are not held during the summer months of July and August.


    Location

    Evangeline Club
    130 Commercial Street
    Berwick, Nova Scotia


    If someone you know or meet might be interested, please encourage them to contact us through the SSNS by calling 1-800-465-2601 (toll-free in Nova Scotia) or by emailing us directly at kcschizsoc@outlook.com.

    The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia exists to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research ... including their families.

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    Pictou County MI (Mental Illness) Family Support Group


    Tuesday, May 13th, 7:00 pm




    Pictou County MI (Mental Illness) Family Support Group

    Family Education and Support Group Meeting


    The Pictou County MI (Mental Illness) Family Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month (except July & August) at the Nova Scotia Community College in Stellarton.


    Date
    Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

    Time
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Place
    NSCC Pictou Campus
    Room B-120 (back entrance)
    Stellarton, Nova Scotia


    Everyone Welcome!


    For further information about The Pictou County MI (Mental Illness) Family Support Group, please contact Cecilia McRae or Elaine Garland.  Cecilia can be reached at (902) 926-2211 or by sending an email to j.mcrae@tncwireless.ca.  Elaine can be reached by calling (902) 695-6118, or by sending an email to elainegarland@bellaliant.net.

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    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Friday, March 28, 2014

    Lunenburg County Chapter of the SSNS


    Tuesday, May 20th, 7:00 pm




    The Lunenburg County Chapter holds monthly support meetings for people living with mental illness, their family members, and friends, at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 68 Alexandra Avenue, Bridgewater.  Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month, except during the summer months of July and August. For further information please call (902) 527-1893 or (902) 527-1692 or visit ssnslcc.blogspot.com.

    Cumberland County Chapter of the SSNS


    Tuesday, May 20th, 7:00 pm


    Cumberland County Chapter meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, beginning at 7:00 pm, in the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre, 6 Main Street, Springhill, Nova Scotia. Meetings are not held during the months of July and August.

    Photograph courtesy of the Town of Springhill.

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    Kings County Chapter of the SSNS


    Wednesday, May 21st, 7:00 pm




    Meetings of the Kings County Chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia are generally held the third Wednesday of each month, beginning at 7:00 pm, at the Louis Millet Community Complex, Room 121 (east entrance), 9489 Commercial Street, New Minas, Nova Scotia. Meetings are not held during the summer months of July and August.  To contact the Kings County Chapter, please send an email to kcschizsoc@outlook.com.


    Also see:

    Kings County Chapter of the SSNS

    Kings County Chapter brochure (PDF)

    Support for Family and Friends of Persons Living with Mental Illness: A Self-Help Group in Kings County, Nova Scotia

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014

    I am not sick, I don't need help!

    Dr. Xavier Amador is an internationally sought-after speaker, clinical psychologist, professor at Columbia University Teachers College in New York City, the Founder and Director of the LEAP™ Institute and author of eight books including the national best seller I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help!

    In this video he talks about dealing with anosognosia, the lack of insight regarding a mental illness. The video was recorded during the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia's Annual Conference in 2005.

    For a PowerPoint presentation on Dr. Amador's Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner (LEAP) approach, click here.



    Part 1 of 2 (57 minutes)



    Part 2 of 2 (53 minutes)

    This video was reviewed by Schizophrenia.com on December 27, 2006. To read the review, please click here.


    Other videos featuring Dr. Amador:


    Cambridge Talk on Helping People with Mental Illness - October 2, 2012 (NAMI Cambridge Chapter)

    Keynote speech to the annual convention of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
    (May 2011)

    2011 Nordic Psychiatry Academy Interview with Dr. Amador

    "I am not Sick, I don't need help!" presentation at the 2011 Nordic Psychiatry Academy

    Anosognosia Workshop — July 3, 2010 (NAMI Conference)

    Also see:

    I am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help! How to help someone with mental illness accept treatment. 10th Anniversary Edition

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    Webcast Recording - The Nova Scotia Certified Peer Support Specialist Program by Roy Muise


    Recording of the Webcast

    The Nova Scotia Certified Peer Support Specialist Program

    by

    Mr. Roy Muise
    Project Coordinator & Peer Mentor
    Nova Scotia Certified Peer Support Specialist Program
    Healthy Minds Cooperative


    Presentation made during the March 11th, 2014, meeting of the HRM Chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

    To view the webcast recording, please click here.



    Mr. Muise discussed the new and only province-wide Certified Peer Support Specialist Program in Canada. He defined what is meant by peer support and explained the program’s mandate. He also provided an overview of the current status of the program, and the plans for the future.

    Thursday, March 6, 2014

    Families Matter in Mental Health: An Education and Support Program - Cole Harbour


    Ongoing until May 15th, 2014

    Cole Harbour



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    To download a PDF version of the above flyer, please click here.

    To download the Families Matter in Mental Health brochure, please click here.


    Also see:

    Family Work: Supporting Families in Mental Health Care brochure (PDF)

    Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia


    Healthy Minds Cooperative

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    Cumberland County -- Families Matter in Mental Health: An Education and Support Program


    Ongoing until April 30th, 2014

    Amherst, Nova Scotia



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    To download the Family Matters in Mental Health provincial brochure (PDF), please click here.

    To download a PDF version of the above flyer, please click here.


    Also see:

    Mental Health Services, Cumberland Health Authority

    Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

    Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia

    Healthy Minds Cooperative

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    Webcast Recording - Review of the Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act by Stephen Ayer


    Recording of the Webcast

    Review of the Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act

    by

    Dr. Stephen Ayer
    Executive Director


    Presentation made during the February 10th, 2014, meeting of the HRM Chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

    To view the webcast recording, please click here.



    Royal Assent was given to Nova Scotia’s Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act on December 8, 2005. The Act came into effect on July 3, 2007. An independent review of the Act, conducted by the Honourable Justice GĂ©rard La Forest and Professor William Lahey, was made public on December 12, 2013.

    An overview of the Act and its application was provided, as was a review of some of the many important findings of the independent review. The availability of and access to a broad range of treatment and support options for people diagnosed with mental illnesses was also discussed.

    Monday, February 10, 2014

    National Guidelines for a Comprehensive Service System to Support Family Caregivers of Adults with Mental Health Problems and Illnesses

    A report released on June 27, 2013, by the Mental Health Commission of Canada:

    From this webpage:
    A loved one’s mental health problem or illness often impacts family, friends and supporters. Caring for a person living with a mental illness often creates emotional, physical, financial and social burdens for caregivers. The Mental Health Commission of Canada has created guidelines for policy makers and service providers that seek to recognize and support family caregivers’ needs, including recommendations on services and supports caregivers find useful.


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    To download the entire document (PDF), please click here.


    Also see:

    National Family Caregiving Support Guidelines

    Sunday, December 29, 2013

    TED Blog -- 2013: The Year in Ideas

    From a December 19th TED Blog posting:
    It’s time to get personal about mental illness.

    1 in 4 people in the world lives with some form of mental illness, and yet, the stigma remains. In 2013, several speakers stepped to the TED stage to share their personal stories of mental illness. Eleanor Longden explained what it’s like to have voices in her head. (Read her TED Book, Learning from the Voices in my Head.) Kevin Breel took us inside his world, giving “confessions of a depressed comic.” Just this week, Andrew Solomon spoke poetically about his experience with depression, and how he sees it a secret many people share. Punctuating it all — a talk from Thomas Insel [below], the director of the National Institute of Mental Health, on how moving from the term “mental disorders” to “brain disorders” could open up research possibilities.

    Tuesday, December 24, 2013

    This holiday season, please give your support to the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia




    To make an online tax-deductible donation to the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, with an immediate tax receipt sent to you by email, please click here.

    For information about the programs and services of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, please click here.

    Thursday, December 12, 2013

    Report of the Independent Panel to Review the Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act and Community Treatment Orders - Nova Scotia


    A report released by the Government of Nova Scotia on December 12th.  For the media advisory related to the release of this report, please click here.



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    To download the entire report (PDF), please click here.


    Also see:

    Nova Scotia mental health concerns flagged