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activities, news and more!
New Website for 20th
Anniversary of Peace of Minds Walk
To mark the 20th
anniversary milestone for our Peace of Minds Walk, we've created a
new website for the walk. Visit www.peaceofmindswalk.ca today! On the site you can learn more about our
eight different walk locations, all across the province. You
can register to participate yourself, or sponsor an individual or
team already registered. With your help, we can make a
difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities
affected by schizophrenia and psychosis.
May 24 is
National Schizophrenia Awareness Day, Help Us Paint It Purple!
Did you know that May 24 is National Schizophrenia and
Psychosis Awareness Day? The SSO is working with all the provincial
schizophrenia societies across the country to Paint it Purple for the
day, and increase awareness of schizophrenia and psychosis. To learn
more about how you can participate visit www.szday.ca
Our 2013/14 Scholarship Application is now
available! We have three
categories of scholarships, whether you're an individual living with
schizophrenia or psychosis yourself, have a parent living with the
illnesses or are a champion of mental health in your community, we
have a scholarship program designed specifically for you.
Applications are available by clicking
here, and the deadline
for submission is May 6. For more information please contact
Kayla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Tang to
Present at Diversity & Equity in Mental Health Conference
Dr. Taryn Tang, the SSO's Manager of Research, is presenting at a
Diversity and Equity in Mental Health/Addictions Conference on May
3. Her presentation is titled Ethno-racial youth and mental illness stigma.
The SSO's research partners (Hispanic
Development Council, Across
for Addiction & Mental Health) will be part of the presentation. The Conference is
entitled Shame & Silence, addressing the stigma of mental
health. Dr. Tang's presentation relates directly to one of her research
projects here at the
SSO. To learn more about the conference please click
Out For Hope
On Thursday, June 27 the Inaugural Hole Out For Hope
Golf Tournament will be held, in support of the June Howe Memorial
Fund to benefit the SSO. Hole Out For Hope takes place at the
Emerald Hills Golf Club in Stouffville. Click
here to learn more about
how you can participate in this fun day for a worthy cause.
Bill McPhee to
Speak at SSO St. Catharines Event
SSO's St. Catharine's Volunteer Group is pleased to present guest
speaker Bill McPhee, mental health advocate & creator/publisher
Magazine at its May 1
meeting. This free event is open to all, please contact Angela
at email@example.com to express interest in attending.
Families Together in Toronto
A new session of the
Strengthening Families Together Educational Program will begin in
Toronto on May 9 and will last four weeks, with each meeting being
two hours long. For details and to register please contact
Purple at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416 449 6830.
We are pleased to announce a new series of Building Capacity
Workshops happening in communities across Ontario. These workshops
offer best practices in family-centred care and specialty skills
training to professionals who have any interactions with families
caring for a loved one impacted by a mental illness and/or addiction
Workshops planned this spring will take place in London on May 30 and
Sudbury on June 6. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Are you a family
member living in the Toronto area who has been providing ongoing care
for a loved one with a persistent mental illness? If so SSO's Taking Care
group may be right for you. Taking
Care is a support group designed to provide family
members with the tools to enhance their own physical and emotional
wellness while being an ally in their loved one's recovery. For
more information about this group please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.