Support for Family and Friends of Persons Living with Mental Illness
A Self-Help Group in Kings County, Nova Scotia
Caring for a loved one who is dealing with a mental illness can require emotional and practical support. You are not alone. This self-help group was started in the fall of 2008 to share personal experiences in response to the need of support for the families and friends of persons living with serious mental illness.
While it originated through families involved in the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia (SSNS), the group feels it can offer support to families dealing with a wide range of brain illnesses, including psychosis (a break with reality), major depression, and bipolar disorder. This is not a resource group to provide technical, medical or legal aid, or for advocacy - although our experiences may have touched on these issues. Everything shared within the group is confidential.
We meet on the first Monday of each month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Meetings are not held during the summer months of July and August.
1032 Club Crescent
New Minas, Nova Scotia
If someone you know or meet might be interested, please encourage them to contact us through the SSNS by calling 1-800-465-2601 (toll-free in Nova Scotia) or by emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia exists to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research ... including their families.
Helping hands graphic courtesy of Lincalinca.