Through its education initiatives, Schizophrenia Society of Canada aims to provide reliable, Canadian-based information for those living with mental illness and their families. The mental health resources listed below offer relevant information, tools, and support for individuals in need of mental health help and their families.

This guide has been developed to provide information and guidance to young people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and those who support them. Our hope is that this guide will be a meaningful resource with up-to-date information and accessible information about living with and beyond schizophrenia and setting the course toward recovery. The guide arose out of the Canadian Schizophrenia Guidelines (2017) which provide evidence-based recommendations for the treatment of schizophrenia and schizophrenia spectrum disorders.  The Guidelines were developed by a working group of experts with the Canadian Psychiatric Association (including people with lived experience and family members).

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Your Recovery Journey

Your Recovery Journey, is based on the experiences of people who have a mental illness and who know there is hope, who are well and doing the things they want with their lives and who believe in mental health recovery.

The program offers five free interactive weekly sessions, each ninety minutes long, and all facilitated by people in recovery who can give you valuable information that will help you on your recovery journey. You’ll also learn how to find peer support and build new life skills.

The program is designed for any person who needs mental health help who would like to find support and explore different aspect of mental health recovery. Using the variety of formats, including presentation and mental health resources, interactive exercises, and structured activities, the program guides participants towards their goals of establishing and maintaining wellness.

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Rays of Hope

Now in its fifth edition, this is a “must-have” publication for families and caregivers of individuals with schizophrenia. Rays of Hope is available here to download, or a copy of the book can be purchased through your provincial schizophrenia society office.

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Your mental illness does not define you. Your strength and courage does.