About Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan
The Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 by family members and friends of people living with schizophrenia. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals living with schizophrenia, psychosis, and other related mental illnesses and their families.
We do this through:
- Personalized System and Resource Navigation
- Support programs for Individuals and Families
- Anti-Stigma Education
- Public policy and Advocacy
The Schizophrenia Society uses many programs to create an atmosphere of hope for every individual. Our Your Recovery Journey with WRAP program helps people living with mental illness work on crisis plans and achieve high levels of wellness; our Family Recovery Journey program helps family members and care givers learn how to best support the people in their lives with mental illness; we use our Partnership Presentations to promote an anti-stigma mentality and provide education; we also offer peer support, a meet the resident psychiatrist program, and more!
- 1 to 1 navigation of the Mental Health System and Resources
- Hundreds of individuals and family members have been provided with a reason to hope and the means to cope
- Since its inception in 1998, the Partnership Program has delivered over 5,500 presentations to 146,000 people all over Saskatchewan
How your gift will be used
Our unique message of hope helps individuals find the means to cope. Through your donation we will help make a difference in reducing stigma and helping individuals with mental illness. Here are quotes from people who have viewed our presentations and used our services.
“The sharing of personal stories from the speakers was so moving. Don’t judge people when you don’t know what they are experiencing.” – Hospital Patient who viewed a Partnership Presentation
“The information was amazing. The team answered every question that I was wondering about. The first hand testimonials were so honest. It was evident that research and preparation went into making this Recovery Journey a great program.” – Family Recovery Journey Participant
“It feels good to know that others are coping and struggling with mental illnesses. I felt accepted by both of you and the people in our class. It means so much to me that you both are coping with a mental illness and that you are successful women who want to share your experiences and teach valuable information to us so that we can create our own recovery action plans that will help us and our supporters.” – Your Recovery Journey with WRAP Participant