To improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research.
Who We Are
Schizophrenia Society of Alberta (SSA) is the only organization in Alberta that directly supports people with schizophrenia and their family and caregivers. Our goal is to provide access to our programs to all Albertans affected by schizophrenia.
Our branches in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Camrose, and Lethbridge offer free services and programming in person, over the phone, and online.
What People Are Saying
"I give hope to others that recovery is possible. I now have a feeling of self-worth. "
— BARB, COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM PARTICIPANT
"“I have learned that because of my lived experience with schizophrenia and recovery, I am able to empower and support others in their recovery journey.”"
— An SSA client
"“I’m so passionate about the value of SSA’s work. It’s altered my life, in particular by helping me tremendously in supporting my son. The people who run SSA are amazing; kind, supportive, and with so much information to pass on. Family members always feel safe to share their experiences.” "
— Ron- a family member
" “Hearing other parents/family members’ talk about their experiences and identifying with them helped me tremendously not to feel isolated.” "
— A family member
"“Mental illness isn’t something to be afraid of; we’re living with it daily. I’m living a normal life.”"
— A family member
""I could live with the loss of my job, home and stability, but I couldn't live with the loss of my family and friends who didn't understand and were scared of my illness.""
— A person living with schizophrenia
"I would like to personally ask you to help support the SSA. SSA’s programs provide education, peer support, family support, phone support, supportive employment and housing to individuals living with schizophrenia and related disorders all at no cost. "
— Elaine, a mother of a son with schizophrenia, Read More