Month: March, 2014

Detroit Police searching for missing 59-year-old with schizophrenia – WXYZ

WXYZDetroit Police searching for missing 59-year-old with schizophreniaWXYZDetroit Police searching for missing 59-year-old with schizophrenia. 3:28 PM, Mar 24, 2014. 3:29 PM, Mar 24, 2014. (WXYZ) – Detroit Police are asking for the public's help t…

Read more →

Breaking the stigma of schizophrenia – St. Catharines Standard

Breaking the stigma of schizophreniaSt. Catharines StandardMacPhee has been living with schizophrenia for more than two decades. When he was 19 years-old, the Fort Erie resident began a career as a deep sea diver in Singapore. His life was turned upsid…

Read more →

The play that wants to change the way we treat mental illness – The Guardian

The GuardianThe play that wants to change the way we treat mental illnessThe GuardianWhat theatre can do, though, is convey the experience of psychosis: the hallucinations and delusions – often terrifying, sometimes comical – that define reality fo…

Read more →

Bungy Jump Fundraiser A Success!

The Naked Bungy Jump is an extremely important annual fundraising event for the British Columbia Schizophrenia Society, Victoria branch. For the past 7 years, BCSS has teamed up with WildPlay Element Parks to raise funds for individuals living with schizophrenia and psychosis. We have been extremely fortunate to have an anonymous donor who would match pledges up to $15,000. This meant that each pledge was doubled automatically!  When your wonderful family and friends donate $10.00, they are actually ensuring a donation of $20.00. Even better, a $20.00 donation is actually a $40.00 donation which is fabulous and brilliant! Your donation makes it possible for BCSS to provide: individual and family counseling, peer led programs and education to the estimated 1 in 100 individuals and their families on Southern Vancouver Island affected by schizophrenia and psychosis. Please help us make this our best year ever.

This year the Bungy event raised close to $20,000 which was $6,000 more than in 2013. Thank you to everyone that pledged and attended this event. See you next year!!!

Wellness Recovery Action Plan


Registration for the next program now being taken…
Offered by trained peers 1:1 with group option coming soon!
An evidenced based self-management and recovery system developed by a group of people who had mental health difficulties and who were struggling to incorporate wellness tools and strategies into their lives. WRAP is designed to:

-Decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors
-Increase personal empowerment
-Improve quality of life
-Assist people in achieving their own life goals and dreams
WRAP is a structured system to monitor uncomfortable and distressing feelings and behaviors and, through planned responses, reducing, modifying, or eliminating them. It also includes plans for responses from others when you cannot make decisions, take care of yourself, or keep yourself safe. The person who experiences symptoms is the one who develops their personal WRAP. The person may choose to have supporters and health care professionals help them create their WRAP. WRAP is for: Anyone who wants to create positive change in the way they feel, or increase their enjoyment in life.
People who are using WRAP say: “It helps me feel prepared.”  “I feel better more often and I’m able to improve the overall quality of my life.”


A Success: The 12th Annual Hans Fear Memorial “PROHIBITION JAZZ” FUNDRAISER

 The 12th Annual Hans Fear Memorial “PROHIBITION JAZZ” FUNDRAISER:

Was held on Saturday Feb.15th 2014 at the Alix Goolden Hall Music Featuring the local talent of: ~LOUISE ROSE~ ~MAUREEN WASHINGTON~ ~CAPITAL CITY SYNCOPATERS~

Did you know that schizophrenia and related disorders strike youth often as early as 14 years of age? BCSS Victoria is here to help with the latest hope, help and support for families and people with illnesses know recovery is possible! The Jazz event is in held yearly, in memory of Hans, Hanz, Haner, Ghost, names used by family, friends and associates.  To say that Hans touched lives is an understatement.  The Fear Family stated, “As a family we were unaware of his influence until his memorial service”. Afflicted with schizophrenia for at least ten years or probably longer, Hans tried to cope with this illness as best be could.  His feelings came through in his art form, sometimes dark, sometimes funny, dramatic or quaint. Hans had been a great inspiration to many people! Help us invest in recovery! Our annual fundraiser for The Memorial Fund raises money to invest in the recovery goals of people who need a vote of confidence and tangible support to attain education, art/music pursuits and fitness goals. This year we raised $1000 and we accept donations toward the fund throughout the year. – John Fear

Depression and schizophrenia are becoming more common among Syrian … – GlobalPost

Depression and schizophrenia are becoming more common among Syrian …GlobalPostDisorders such as schizophrenia and severe depression are becoming more commonplace, and we are seeing many patients who have suicidal tendencies," said Ana Maria Tije…

Read more →

I Coped With My Father’s Schizophrenia Through Photography – Huffington Post Canada

I Coped With My Father's Schizophrenia Through PhotographyHuffington Post CanadaThere is a spectrum of experiences individuals can have when they suffer from schizophrenia and my father happened to be on the more extreme side. Being in this space o…

Read more →

Japan’s Schizophrenia Market to Double by 2022, Says Report – (blog)

Japan's Schizophrenia Market to Double by 2022, Says (blog)By Pharm Exec | Published: March 12, 2014. Japan's schizophrenia treatment market value will see revenues doubling from $0.7 billion in 2012 to $1.4 billion by 2022 …

Read more →

Suicidal behaviour in schizophrenia may herald future violence –

Suicidal behaviour in schizophrenia may herald future violenceNews-Medical.netPeople with schizophrenia who threaten or attempt suicide have a propensity towards violence, UK researchers believe. Seena Fazel (University of Oxford) and colleagues studie…

Read more →
© Copyright 1984 – 2017 All Rights Reserved – Victoria Branch – BC Schizophrenia Society Admin Login