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What is reality? – Russellville Courier

What is reality?Russellville CourierMINDSTORM — A Virtual Hallucination, is a six-minute experience seen through lightweight polarized goggles that gives the viewer a genuine feeling of what it is like to suffer from schizophrenia. The portable devic…

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Guilt, Blame Linger in Many Families of Those With Schizophrenia – PsychCentral.com

PsychCentral.comGuilt, Blame Linger in Many Families of Those With SchizophreniaPsychCentral.comWhile discussing a family member with schizophrenia, guilt and blame are persistent reminders of stigma, even as relatives acknowledge genetic factors. The …

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Schizophrenia: does ‘gene talk’ help remove self-blame? – Medical Xpress

Schizophrenia: does 'gene talk' help remove self-blame?Medical XpressDr Callard adds: 'We should be far less optimistic that genetic accounts of schizophrenia will reduce family members' guilt. It is also not clear whether family member…

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Father’s Age Is Linked to Risk of Autism and Schizophrenia – New York Times

Telegraph.co.ukFather's Age Is Linked to Risk of Autism and SchizophreniaNew York TimesOlder men are more likely than young ones to father a child who develops autism or schizophrenia, because of random mutations that become more numerous with adva…

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The brains of people with schizophrenia are on ‘red alert’, study finds – Medical Xpress

The brains of people with schizophrenia are on 'red alert', study findsMedical XpressNew Australian research shows that the brains of people with schizophrenia may be under attack by the immune system, providing the strongest evidence to date o…

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Revised Cognitive Test Helps Gauge Memory Deficits in Schizophrenia – GoodTherapy.org (blog)

Revised Cognitive Test Helps Gauge Memory Deficits in SchizophreniaGoodTherapy.org (blog)Researchers have spent decades studying cognitive impairment in schizophrenia. They have worked to develop therapies and medications that will help those living wi…

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Schizophrenia may be linked to immune function – News-Medical.net

Schizophrenia may be linked to immune functionNews-Medical.netNew Australian research shows that the brains of people with schizophrenia may be under attack by the immune system, providing the strongest evidence to date of a link between immune functio…

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Researchers pursue red flag for schizophrenia relapse – Medical Xpress

Researchers pursue red flag for schizophrenia relapseMedical XpressAmazingly the contributions of "immune disturbances" to schizophrenia have been debated for about 100 years yet anti-inflammatory drugs aren't routinely given to patients …

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BCSS Victoria’s Hazel Meredith wins Peninsula Co-op’s Giving Back Award

On Monday, April 30, 2012, BCSS Victoria Executive Director Hazel Meredith won the Peninsula Co-op’s Giving Back Award.  Each week one deserving person is recognized for the outstanding contribution they have made to their community, neighbourhood or workplace.  Hazel was nominated by Peer Support Worker Doreen Gee who had this to say in her nomination:  “Hazel is a rare and remarkable human being….she works tirelessly to help, support and embrace people with serious mental illnesses….hazel Meredith has raised the bar in this community when it comes to compassionate selfless service to others.”  Congratulations Hazel!

 

Margarita Heroes!

Saturday, April 28th was the Eves of Destruction roller derby season opener pitting the Margarita Villains against the Anarchy Angels.  A sold out crowd at the Archie Browning Arena in Esquimalt was treated to an evening of fishnet stockings and hard hits on the oval track.  A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales were generously donated to BCSS Victoria.  To learn more about roller derby in Victoria, see the Eves of Destruction website at www.evesof destruction.com.

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