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  1. Checking Things Out

    [Visions Article]

    A Tool for the Consumer Punkaj Bhushan Reprinted from "Self-Management" issue of Visions Journal, 2003, 1 (18), pp. 28-29 Medications, while extremely valuable in treating mental illness, often still leave a number of symptoms of psychosis still ...

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  2. Early Psychosis: How to Help Recovery

    [Info Sheet]

    PDF Version   PDF | More Info Sheets Author: BC Schizophrenia Society   What family and friends need to know "My daughter didn’t know at first what she needed, but she did need us. It took some time, but now her good days are the norm rather than the ...

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  3. Help for Treatment Resistant Psychosis

    [Info Sheet]

    Patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders who have not responded well to trials of at least two other antipsychotic medications, are considered to have ‘treatment resistant’ psychosis. ...

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  4. Metacognitive Training

    [Visions Article]

    What is metacognition? “Meta” means above and “cognition” refers to thinking or perceiving. Thus, metacognition is being aware of one’s thoughts—or, thinking about one’s thinking. ...

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  5. Mood and Psychosis

    [Info Sheet]

    PDF Version   PDF | More Info Sheets Author: BC Schizophrenia Society   If you have depression or bipolar disorder and are experiencing some of these symptoms, it is important to tell your doctor about them. Hearing voices and seeing things that others do ...

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  6. My Partner Has a Mental Illness...

    BC Schizophrenia Society, Victoria's spousal support group Susanne Dannenberg, RSW and Hazel Meredith Reprinted from "Couples" issue of Visions Journal, 2015, 10 (4), p.23 Any couple relationship, whether dating or a committed partnership, ...

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  7. Psychosis Symptoms and What to Do

    [Info Sheet]

    PDF Version   PDF | More Info Sheets Author: BC Schizophrenia Society   Helpful things to do when someone who has a mental illness is experiencing hallucinations, delusions or paranoia. On this page: Delusions & hallucinations Paranoia Disordered thin ...

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  8. Schizophrenia

    [Info Sheet]

      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   Schizophrenia can be a frightening experience on its own. Unfortunately, it’s often misunderstood, in part due to sensational stories in the news and other media. Some peop ...

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  9. Schizophrenia and Depression

    [Info Sheet]

    PDF Version   PDF | More Info Sheets Author: BC Schizophrenia Society   Depression is not part of schizophrenia, but people who have schizophrenia are sometimes depressed as well. On this page: How a person with depression might act Helpful things to do H ...

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  10. Someone I love has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. How can I help?

      Back to Ask Us | Email a question to HeretoHelp Ask Us is for readers who want to take charge of their well-being, support a friend or loved one, find good help, or just learn more about mental health and substance use. Here, the information and resourc ...

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