Thursday, October 25, 2012

Media Advisory from the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia


Stigma: Not Here, Thank You

October 25, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Media Advisory – Photo and Interview Opportunity


Anti-stigma initiatives to be highlighted during the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia’s annual conference.


What: The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia is holding its 24th annual conference.

Who: Dr. Zlatka Russinova of Boston University will speak on “Beyond the Shadows of Psychiatric Prejudice and Discrimination” and Dr. Pippa Moss, a founding member of the Canadian Psychiatric Association’s Stigma–Discrimination Working Group will present on “Fighting Stigma”. Other presentation topics include youth and stigma, stigma and the justice System, and how stigma affects families.

When: Friday, October 26, 2012, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Where: McInnes Room, Student Union Building, Dalhousie University, 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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About the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia works to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia through education, support programs, influencing public policy, and encouraging research.

In addition to the provincial office located in Dartmouth, the Society has chapters or support groups conducting monthly support group meetings in Cumberland County, Halifax Regional Municipality, Kings County, Lunenburg County, and Pictou County.

Media Contact

Dr. Stephen Ayer
Phone: (902) 465-2601
Email: ssns@ns.sympatico.ca

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