As a provincial not-for-profit community organization, the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia (SSNS) relies heavily on its members to continue working – through education, support programs, influencing public policy, and encouraging research – to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis. When approaching the Nova Scotia Government and other decision makers, we are empowered by our grassroots membership.
The SSNS provides a much needed community-based network of knowledgeable and dedicated volunteers to support Nova Scotians directly affected by schizophrenia and psychosis, as well as their family members, friends, colleagues, and communities. Our core belief is that people with mental illnesses like schizophrenia and psychosis can live a life of meaning and purpose. The focus of the SSNS is to promote the goal that each individual will be able to return to a quality of life meeting each person's own perception of needs and expectations.
The vision of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia is:
- to reach all Nova Scotians who are directly or indirectly affected by schizophrenia and psychosis;
- to focus on the individual, not the illness;
- to promote wellness and recovery; and
- to reduce the stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, and misconceptions so often associated, unfortunately, with mental illnesses.
To read about some of the specific work the SSNS does, please click here. Additionally, the SSNS will begin work focused on providing education & support services to residents of Cape Breton Island starting in September 2013, with a dedicated full-time staff member working out of Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia.
Annual individual membership is provided upon receipt of a tax-deductible donation of a minimum of $15.00 to the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia. You can renew you membership by filling out the Membership Form (PDF) available by clicking here and mailing it, along with a minimum donation of $15.00 to:
Schizophrenia Society of Nova ScotiaIf you prefer to obtain your SSNS membership by making a secure tax-deductible online credit card, Interac, or PayPal donation, please click here. You will receive an immediate tax receipt by email. Please type the words SSNS Membership in the “Message/instructions for Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia” box that appears when making your online donation. If you would also like to opt-in to membership with the Schizophrenia Society of Canada (SSC), at no additional cost, please type the words SSNS Membership and SSC Membership in this box. You can also note your chapter or support group affiliation in this box.
Room B-23, Purdy Building
P.O. Box 1004
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
A final option is to obtain your SSNS membership by calling the provincial office at (902) 465-2601 or 1-800-45-2601 (toll-free in Nova Scotia) and using a Visa or MasterCard over the telephone.