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Know The Signs

It's important to know the signs of schizophrenia, an often misunderstood mental illness. With your help, the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario provides hope and support for thousands of people across the province. 
The facts
  • One in 100 people worldwide are affected by schizophrenia – more than 140,000 live in Ontario.
  • The onset of schizophrenia is usually between the ages of 15-30, which can have significant impact on a young person’s relationship, education and life goals. With the right treatment and support, many people recover and resume healthy, full lives.
  • Five to 13 per cent of people living with schizophrenia die by suicide. With early support, this number can be reduced.
How you can help

By building supportive communities, we can help people living with schizophrenia live full, healthy lives. You can help support us in the following ways:
  • $5000 will enrol 10 young people living with schizophrenia in a skills building recovery program.
  • $5000 will help deliver education groups for families looking for resources and information to support their loved one living with serious mental illness.
  • $100 will fund approximately 1 day of counselling and support services in-person, via telephone and online across the province via our Ask the Expert service.
  • $250 subsidizes registration fees for one caregiver to attend a cognitive behavioural workshop offering practical tools needed to better support their loved one with serious mental illness. $7500 subsidizes registration fees for the entire group.
  • $150 will enable a member of our speakers bureau to share their personal experience with mental illness to help raise awareness and educate others.
  • Any amount you give will support awareness and education initiatives offered by SSO across Ontario.
  • Any amount you give will support awareness and education initiatives offered by SSO via digital channels such as website and social media.
  • $500 to $2500 funds higher education opportunities for people living with schizophrenia so that they can continue their studies – learn more about our scholarship program here.
With your help, we are able to provide vital programs, education, awareness and advocate for those living with mental illness. Your support makes a difference. Consider being a part of the SSO support community.

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