Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Giving Tuesday - Join the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia in promoting the spirit of giving


December 1st is Giving Tuesday in Canada

The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia supports and cares for people living with mental illness and for their families and friends. Without support from our caring donors we would be unable to do this valuable work.  


Please join our community of support by donating to the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia.  Your donation will have great impact as you help us provide much needed support to those facing mental health challenges, and to their family members, friends, and loved ones. Learn more about us at www.ssns.ca.  The Canadian spirit of giving warms our hearts and the hearts of those we serve. Your generosity is appreciated every day!









Thursday, November 19, 2015

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.
    Image credit

    Also see:

    Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program - Brochure

    Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program - Website

    Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program - Family Education (PDF)

    Mending Minds

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015

    Lunenburg County Chapter of the SSNS


    Monday , December 15th, 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.

    Antigonish County Mental Illness Family Education & Support Group Meeting



    Thursday, November 19th, 6:30 pm



    Community Room
    The People’s Place Library
    Antigonish, Nova Scotia

    Topic
     Talking to a Loved One's Psychiatrist

    Guest Speaker
    Dr. Sanajana Sridharan, Psychiatrist

    Family members and friends of people living with mental illnesses are all welcome to attend and participate. These mental illnesses can include, but are not limited to: psychosis, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and depression.

    If you have a loved one living with a mental illness, this meeting is for you. With sharing comes hope, strength, and wisdom. Please come join us – together we can bring a significant change in the lives of the people we love.


    For further information, please contact: Jubanti Dhan Toppo, Project Coordinator, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, at 902-631-1336, or send an email to jubanti.dhan.toppo@bellaliant.com.


    Artwork by Rodrick J Mackinnon



    Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Thriving in Recovery - 27th Annual Conference - Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

    Friday, November 13th, 2015

    9:00 am to 3:45 pm




    McInnes Room
    Student Union Building
    Dalhousie University
    Halifax, Nova Scotia


    Conference Registration

    (includes morning refreshments, lunch, and one nutrition break) 

    General: $125 

    Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia Members: $80 

    Students: $40 

    Unwaged: Free

    To register as Unwaged, please fill out and mail in the registration form (PDF) available by clicking here, or call the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia provincial office at 902-465-2601 or 1-800-465-2601 (toll free in Nova Scotia) to register .

    All-Day Parking Pass: $10

    Online paid conference registration is available immediately below (the form may take a minute to load).




    Conference Program

    Morning Emcee


    Ms. Starr Dobson
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia



    Conference Speakers

    "Retelling the Story of Mental Illness: Resistance, Reclamation, and Recovery"



    Laura Burke, M.A.
    Drama Therapist / Playwright / Actor / Spoken Word Poet



    "Recovery from Schizophrenia"


    Frederick J. Frese III, Ph.D.
    Coordinator
    Summit County (Ohio) Recovery Project
    and
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry
    Northeast Ohio Medical University

    Dr. Frese is a psychologist with more than forty years experience working with people who are living with severe mental illnesses. Since retiring from the Ohio mental health system where he served as Director of Psychology at Western Reserve Psychiatric Hospital for 15 years, he has coordinated the Summit County Recovery Project, serving folks who have experienced mental illness in the Akron area. He serves on the clinical faculty at the Northeast Ohio Medical University and Case Western Reserve University. He has served on the Boards of the National Institute for the Severely Handicapped (NISH), and was also the longest serving member of Board of Trustees of National Alliance on Mentally Illness (NAMI). He currently serves on the Board of the Treatment Advocacy Center (TAC) and CIT (Crisis Intervention Training) International.



    "Worth Living"


    Keith Anderson, LL.B., LL.M.
    Public Speaker / Mental Health Advocate / Author / Consultant

    Keith Anderson is a lawyer who had depression. In 2003, the illness had such a devastating impact that he lost his personal relationships, his career, and almost his life. After years of being confined to the house, he wanted to explain to the world what had happened. He was desperate to have a voice.

    He has since written for the National Post, the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society, and the Canadian Bar Association. And, as part of sharing his relevant and inspiring journey of succeeding over depression, Keith has spoken at national conferences, universities, awareness campaigns, and fundraisers.

    Keith has found his voice.



    "Moving from Pathology to Recovery"


    Chris Summerville, D.Min., CPRP
    Chief Executive Officer
    Schizophrenia Society of Canada

    Dr. Chris Summerville is a resident of Steinbach, Manitoba, and has had personal experience with mental illness as a family member and as an individual. He has been the executive director of the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society since 1995, and CEO of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada for the past eight years

    As a provincial and national leader, Chris serves on numerous boards and committees, including the Mood Disorders Society of Canada, and he is Co-Chair of the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health. On August 31, 2007, Chris was named by Prime Minister Harper as one of eleven non-governmental directors of the board of the newly established Mental Health Commission of Canada, then chaired by The Honourable Michael Kirby.

    With an earned doctorate, Chris is a Certified Psychosocial Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP), an ASIST Suicide Intervention Trainer with Living Works, and he is a trainer with the Co-Occurring Disorders Initiative of Manitoba Health and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. He is an ordained pastor credentialed with the Associated Gospel Churches of Canada.

    Chris’ passion is the creation of recovery oriented mental health services that address body, mind, soul and spirit in the context of community from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual-recovery-empowerment perspective.

    In his advocacy for enhanced mental health services for all people groups of Canada, Chris believes our society and leaders must see mental illness and mental health challenges, not merely as a health issue, but as a social justice issue that addresses the inequities, inequalities, and injustices towards those living with mental illness (and their families), who have been ghettoized, stigmatized, marginalized, and disenfranchised through systemic discrimination.



    "Our Family’s Journey from Illness to Wellness"


    Cecilia McRae, B.Ed., B.Sc.
    Member, Pictou County Mental Illness Family Support Group

    Cecilia McRae is a retired teacher, a co-facilitator of the Pictou County Mental Illness Family Support Group, a member of the Creative Wellness Group in Antigonish, Past President of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, and a former member of the Advisory Committee for the 2012 Mental Health and Addictions Strategy for Nova Scotia, Together We Can. She holds a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Prince Edward Island.


    Conference Sponsors




    The conference logo is an original graphic design donated by Terri Vernon, faculty member, Nova Scotia Community College, Annapolis Valley Campus, Middleton.

    8th Annual Mental Health Community Festival of Hope


    TODAY, October 8th, 1:30 pm





    Sunday, October 4, 2015

    Infinitely Polar Bear:
    Free Film Screening to Raise Awareness of Mental Illness


    Saturday, October 10 at 10am
    Cineplex Cinemas New Glasgow



    Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 4 – 10, 2015, and in New Glasgow there will be a free film screening to raise awareness of mental illness and its impact on families.

    Infinitely Polar Bear will be screened at 10 am, Saturday, October 10 at Cineplex Cinemas on East River Road, New Glasgow. This will be the first showing of this film in Nova Scotia, a film that was screened last year at international film festivals, including Sundance, Toronto and Vancouver.

    The film is the true story of a father with Bipolar who tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters. The film was written and directed by Maya Forbes, telling the story of her father.  

    The film is being shown on the last day of Mental Illness Awareness Week, a cause that is very personal for the organizers, Elaine Garland and Cecilia McRae, of the Pictou County Mental Illness Family Support Group.

    Cecilia and Elaine’s family’s have both been touched by mental illness. Both sit on the Board of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, and with support from that organization were able to start the Pictou County support group they now co-facilitate.

    The Pictou County Mental Illness Family Support Group is fundraising to make the free screening   possible, and the event is being presented in partnership with the Aberdeen Health Foundation.

    The Aberdeen Health Foundation is committed to mental health initiatives and to raising awareness about the Sandbar Mental Health Endowment, a fund that supports mental health treatment and      programs in our community,” says Susan Malcolm of the Aberdeen Health Foundation.

    The Foundation is also sponsoring tickets, to provide some of the 200 free seats the organizers hope to have available.

    For those wanting to sponsor seats, or in the event the free seats are filled, tickets are $8, including taxes, this is a special ticket price that is being offered by Cineplex for this event. To sponsor or reserve seats contact Elaine at (902) 695-6118. 

    To read more about MIAW and the efforts of the PCMIFSG to raise awareness and reduce stigma please visit here.





    Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    Families Matter in Mental Health Education and Support Program -- Stellarton, Nova Scotia


    Begins tomorrow, October 1st, 6:30 pm

    Stellarton, Nova Scotia




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

    For a map of the location of 39 Acadia Avenue in Stellarton, please click here.

    For further information on the Families Matter in Mental Health Education and Support Program, please click here.

    Janine Williams Memorial Bursary – 2015


    Application Deadline

    Friday, October 16th, 2015, 5:00 pm


    In partnership with Cole Harbour / Eastern HRM Community Mental Health, the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia awards the Janine Williams Memorial Bursary, valued at $500.00, to an individual living with a mental illness who is embarking on or pursuing some form of learning through formal education or life skills development. The eighth annual Janine Williams Memorial Bursary will be awarded in November 2015.

    An advertising poster (PDF) to print and display in your work area and/or social settings can be downloaded by clicking here.



    The late Janine Williams

    Eligibility

    Applicants for the Janine Williams Memorial Bursary must:
    • live in the communities of the Nova Scotia Health Authority, Central Zone (Zone 4);
    • live with a mental illness; and
    • be embarking on or pursuing some form of learning through formal education or life skills development.

    Application Form

    The Janine Williams Memorial Bursary application form (PDF) can downloaded by clicking here.

    Application Deadline

    The deadline for receipt of applications is 5:00 pm, Friday, October 16th, 2015.




    The Janine Williams Memorial Bursary is supported through many private donations and a grant from the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.

    Support for Family and Friends of Persons Living with Mental Illness


    Monday, December 7th, 7:00 pm

    New Minas


    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 first 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

    1032 Club Crescent
    New Minas, Nova Scotia


    For further information, please contact Roger Cann at 902-681-2448, or send an email to 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.


    Helping hands graphic courtesy of Lincalinca.

    Families Matter in Mental Health Education and Support Program -- Halifax


    Begins this Tuesday, October 6th, 6:00 pm

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Bayers Road Community Mental Health
    Bayers Road Centre
    7071 Bayers Road, Suite 109
    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    To register, please call the Healthy Minds Cooperative at 902-404-3504, or send an email to hmnavigator@eastlink.ca.



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

    For further information on the Families Matter in Mental Health Education and Support Program, please click here.

    Sydney Mental Health & Addictions Support Group


    Monday, October 19th, 6:30 pm




    Sydney Mental Health & Addictions Support Group

    The Sydney Mental Health & Addictions Support Group meets on the third Monday of every month (except December) at the Grand Lake Road Fire Hall, 850 Grand Lake Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia.


    Date
    Monday, October 19th, 2015

    Time
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    Place
    Grand Lake Road Fire Hall
    Classroom 15 (side entrance, plenty of free parking)
    Sydney, Nova Scotia


    Everyone Welcome!


    For further information about the Sydney Mental Health & Addictions Support Group, please contact Jubanti Dhan Toppo, Project Coordinator, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by calling (902) 631-1336, or by sending an email to jubanti.dhan.toppo@bellaliant.com.


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


    Begins Tuesday, October 20th, 6:00 pm

    Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia



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

    For a map of the location of 636 Sackville Drive in Lower Sackville, please click here.

    For further information on the Families Matter in Mental Health Education and Support Program, please click here.

    Sunday, September 27, 2015

    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 most communities in Halifax Regional Municipality.




    Note that this video is four 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 Central Zone - Nova Scotia Health Authority


    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.

    Image credit


    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

    Key Findings in Early Psychosis: A Knowledge Sharing Initiative



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

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

    Also see:

    Key Findings in Early Psychosis - Facebook Page & Twitter

    Video Introduction to Key Findings in Early Psychosis Knowledge Sharing Initiative

    Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program

    "Like" the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia on Facebook ...


    ... by clicking here (then click the "Like" box).






    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

    Nova Scotia Certified Peer Support Specialist Program - Brochure




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

    Also see:

    Healthy Minds Cooperative

    Healthy Minds Cooperative - Brochure (PDF)

    Early Psychosis Family Education - Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program




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

    Also see:

    Early Psychosis Family Information Sessions

    Early Psychosis Family Support Group - Brochure (PDF)

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

    How to refer someone to the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program

    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

    On Aprl 16th, 2014, Dr. Rudolf Uher interviewed on CBC Radio 1, as part of the Mainstreet Nova Scotia with Stephanie Domet - to listen to the interview, please click here.

    Supporting Families in Recovery - Mental Health and Addictions Program - Nova Scotia Health Authority, Central Zone




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    A PDF version of the above poster can be downloaded by clicking here.

    Also see:

    Mental Health and Addictions Program - Nova Scotia Health Authority, Central Zone

    Families Matter in Mental Health

    Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia

    Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

    Healthy Minds Cooperative

    Monday, September 21, 2015

    Families Matter in Mental Health Education and Support Program -- Amherst, Nova Scotia


    Ongoing

    Amherst, Nova Scotia



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

    For a map of the location of 6 Maltby Court in Amherst, please click here.

    For further information on the Families Matter in Mental Health Education and Support Program, please click here.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    Families Matter in Mental Health Education and Support Program -- Berwick, Nova Scotia


    Ongoing

    Berwick, Nova Scotia



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

    For a map of the location of 185 Commercial Street in Berwick, please click here.

    For further information on the Families Matter in Mental Health Education and Support Program, please click here.