Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members

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This list is for mental health professionals who would like to receive information on resources and information available for family members supporting persons with a mental illness, including up to date information on local support groups and event for family members. More resources for continuing education or referral are available at http://www.bcss.org/category/resources/health-professionals/ This resource is developed by the BC Schizophrenia Society. Funding for this project was provided by BC Mental Health and Addiction Services, an agency of PHSA (http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca )

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Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members Message

October 25th 2017

New Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions: Navigating the Mental Health System In July 2017, Premier John Horgan announced the creation of the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, headed by the Honourable Judy Darcy. This Ministry will strive for a smoother and more efficient interdisciplinary approach to mental health and addictions throughout the province. In 2004, Susan Brice was the Minister of State for Mental Health and Addictions and during her time in the position, she focused her efforts on supervised i ...Continue Reading

Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members Message

September 28th 2017

Cognitive Remediation: Reducing the Cognitive Impacts of Mental Illness Problems with cognition are a symptom of some mental illnesses. In addition to positive and negative symptoms, a person living with schizophrenia or psychosis may experience cognitive symptoms. Many areas of cognition can be impacted by mental illness such as attention, memory, critical-thinking and social cognition – tasks that are used for learning and carrying out daily tasks. Fortunately, there are strategies that can be used to help manage so ...Continue Reading

Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members Back to School: Supporting Young People Living with Mental Illness

September 15th 2017

Back to School: Supporting Young People Living with Mental Illness With the start of September, young people across the province are returning to school. For many young people, going back to school is a time of anticipation and excitement, for others, returning to school brings on anxiety and stress. Nearly 1 in 4 young people in Canada between the ages of 9-19 live with a mental illness, and for them a new school year can mean difficulties with school work and friendships, making it harder to feel like they β€œfit in.” F ...Continue Reading

Wildfires and Mental Health - Some Resources for Professionals

August 21st 2017

Wildfires and Mental Health – Some Resources for Professionals  Every year, B.C. wildfires leave a wake of physical destruction and emotional stress. Tens of thousands of people are uprooted from their daily routines and thrown into a state of chaos. With wildfires continuing to burn across the province, many people who have been evacuated so far this year are still unable to return their homes, communities and support systems. Residents across the province have generously opened up their homes and towns to h ...Continue Reading

Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members One Stop Family Resources

March 29th 2017

Resources for family supporters and caregivers of persions with mental illness do exist, but can be hard to find.  Here are a selection of good resources: Finding Help The Family Navigation Tool asks family members to select one of several common situations and then provides a list of resources specific to your town and situation. Family members can also select to be followed up with by a family educator from the BC Schizophrenia Society. This resource is available to persons supporting a loved one with ...Continue Reading

Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members Supported Housing, Resources in French, Youth webinars

March 1st 2017

family mental health resources for professionals This e-newsletter provides helpful resources for family members to assist you in making referrals.This month's family newsletter focusses on resources for parents, friends and families of youth with eating disorders. The resources in this newsletter are from BC Children's Hospital and the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, both high quality sources of information on this topic. . If this e-resource has been forwarded to you by a friend, you can sign up for your own copy ...Continue Reading

Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members: Family Resources for Eating Disorders

January 30th 2017

family mental health resources for professionals This e-newsletter provides helpful resources for family members to assist you in making referrals.This month's family newsletter focusses on resources for parents, friends and families of youth with eating disorders. The resources in this newsletter are from BC Children's Hospital and the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, both high quality sources of information on this topic. . If this e-resource has been forwarded to you by a friend, you can sign up for your own c ...Continue Reading

Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members Families needing additional support, navigation or a place to ask questions

November 15th 2016

Email not displaying correctly/? Click here to view it in your browser. family mental health resources for professionals If this e-resource has been forwarded to you by a friend, you can sign up for your own copy | We welcome your feedback on this newsletter Referral Resources for Family Members The following is a listing of some common resources for family members that you may find helpful to have at hand. Information and Questions about Mental Illness The BC Schizophreni ...Continue Reading

Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members - Family System Navigation Video, breathr app for youth

October 24th 2016

Email not displaying correctly/? Click here to view it in your browser. family mental health resources for professionals If this e-resource has been forwarded to you by a friend, you can sign up for your own copy We welcome your feedback on this newsletter Featured Resources: Family System Navigation Video, Mindfullness App. New Videos on how the Child and Youth Mental Health System in BC Works When a child or youth is experiencing a mental health challenge, it can be diff ...Continue Reading

Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members Fall Family Education Resources

September 13th 2016

Email not displaying correctly/? Click here to view it in your browser. family mental health resources for professionals If this e-resource has been forwarded to you by a friend, you can sign up for your own copy We welcome your feedback on this newsletter Featured Resources: Education for Family Members - Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia Are you in contact with family members who could use some good quality education about serious mental illness, the mental health system and trea ...Continue Reading

Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members - Back to School Resources

August 24th 2016

Email not displaying correctly/? Click here to view it in your browser. family mental health resources for professionals If this e-resource has been forwarded to you by a friend, you can sign up for your own copy We welcome your feedback on this newsletter Featured Resource: Child and Youth Anxiety Resources for Parents: Anxiety can run in families. This means that parents with anxiety may also be parenting children with anxiety. Back to school can be a time of additional stress ...Continue Reading

Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members June 2016

June 24th 2016

Email not displaying correctly/? Click here to view it in your browser. family mental health resources for professionals If this e-resource has been forwarded to you by a friend, you can sign up for your own copy We welcome your feedback on this newsletter Featured Resource: Family Conference Presentation Videos In April 2016, a conference was held for family members of persons with a mental illness at Vancouver General Hospital. Recordings of the 11th annual conference are now o ...Continue Reading

Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members Employment and Income Supports

March 2nd 2016

Email not displaying correctly/? Click here to view it in your browser. family mental health resources for professionals If this e-resource has been forwarded to you by a friend, you can sign up for your own copy This month's newsletter focusses on resources for family members on relapse prevention, planning and response. Supporting a loved one with employment: After an initial crisis is over, amily members on our online support group often wonder when their ill relative will be ...Continue Reading

Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members January 2016

January 15th 2016

Email not displaying correctly/? Click here to view it in your browser. family mental health resources for professionals If this e-resource has been forwarded to you by a friend, you can sign up for your own copy This month's newsletter focusses on resources for family members on relapse prevention, planning and response. Relapse resources: [*]Machine Brain: A Journey Through Relapse - A learning tool about schizophrenia relapse prevention and response. [*]Parents Survive ...Continue Reading

Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members Back to Basics

October 28th 2015

Email not displaying correctly/? Click here to view it in your browser. family mental health resources for professionals Resources for Family and Friends - the basics Sometimes it's helpful to go back to basics. This months tips and resources for family members are a simple go-to list that covers the topics we are most commonly asked about when families are in crisis. This list will be useful for family members who not yet connected with family support and are: [*]Concerned about someon ...Continue Reading

Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members Schizophrenia and Psychosis Family Resources

September 11th 2015

Email not displaying correctly/? Click here to view it in your browser. family mental health resources for professionals We hope this newsletter will help you be aware of evidence based resources that provide support to family members of persons with a mental illness. You may find them helpful in supporting and referring family members. In this issue: [*]Give us feedback on this newsletter and project [*]Resources for Family and Friends of Persons with Psychosis and Schizophreni ...Continue Reading

Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members - Supporting children of parents with a mental illness

July 27th 2015

Email not displaying correctly/? Click here to view it in your browser. family mental health resources for professionals We hope this newsletter will help you be aware of evidence based resources that provide support to family members of persons with a mental illness. You may find them helpful in supporting and referring family members. In this issue: [*]Give us feedback on this newsletter and project [*]Selected articles and resources on children of parents with a mental illnes ...Continue Reading

Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members

July 8th 2015

Email not displaying correctly/? Click here to view it in your browser. family mental health resources for professionals We hope this newsletter will help you be aware of evidence based resources that provide support to family members of persons with a mental illness. You may find them helpful in supporting and referring family members. In this issue: [*]Give us feedback on this newsletter and project [*]Selected articles and resources on self care for caregivers [*]Rese ...Continue Reading

Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members May 2015

May 27th 2015

Email not displaying correctly/? Click here to view it in your browser. family mental health resources for professionals We hope this newsletter will help you be aware of evidence based resources that provide support to family members of persons with a mental illness. You may find them helpful in supporting and referring family members. In this issue: [*]Give us feedback on this newsletter and project [*]Selected articles and resources on relationships and mental illness ...Continue Reading

Mental Health Professionals - Support Resources for Family Members April 2015

April 14th 2015

Email not displaying correctly/? Click here to view it in your browser. family mental health resources for professionals We hope this newsletter will help you be aware of evidence based resources that provide support to family members of persons with a mental illness. You may find them helpful in supporting and referring family members. In this issue: [*]Give us feedback on this newsletter and project [*]Selected articles and resources on housing for people with mental illness ...Continue Reading

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