Works to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, influencing public policy, and encouraging research.
About Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia
We provide a much needed community-based network of knowledgeable and dedicated volunteers to support Nova Scotians directly affected by schizophrenia and psychosis, as well as their family members, friends, colleagues, and communities.
Our core belief is in hope and recovery. People with mental illnesses like schizophrenia and psychosis can live a life of meaning and purpose. Our focus is to promote the goal that each individual will be able to return to a quality of life meeting each person's own perception of needs and expectations.
Our vision is to reach all Nova Scotians who are directly or indirectly affected by schizophrenia and psychosis and other related disorders; to focus on the individual, not the illness; to promote wellness and recovery; and to reduce the misconceptions, stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination so often associated with mental illnesses.
Our provincial headquarters is located 5571 Cunard Street in Halifax. We have a Chapter in Kings County, family support and education groups in Pictou County, Sydney, Inverness and Richmond County in Cape Breton.
What People Are Saying
"The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia provides much needed support for people with psychosis and schizophrenia and their families."