New Minas - Support for Family and Friends of Persons Living with Mental Illness

Monday, October 3, 2016
7;00 to 9:00pm

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 when this day is a statutory holiday.
Meetings are not held during the summer months of July and August.

 New Location!

CMHA - Kings County Branch
8736 Commercial Street
New Minas, Nova Scotia

(After Kentucky Court on your left there will be Andy’s Tire, and the H&R Block, and then CMHA)

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

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.

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