Families Coping with Mental Illness:
A Learning Series

As family members, we have many unique challenges to face in supporting the ones we love.  Come and find the support you deserve and the information that can help you through your personal journey.

Our new series, Families Coping with Mental Illness consists of 4 modules:

  1. Coping with Mental Illness as a Family
  2. What is Mental Illness?
  3. Understanding the Mental Health system in Vernon BC
  4. Mental Illness and Substance Use:  Communication;  Stigma;  Advocacy

The series curriculum is adapted from BC Schizophrenia’s Family Series:  Strengthening Families Together.

First module September 27th, from 6-8:30 pm.  Modules will continue in October, November and January.

This series offers:

  • Support: Families have an opportunity to discuss the daily challenges they face and learn how to connect with others through membership in their local provincial society and chapter/branch.
  • Awareness: Families get reliable and consistent information about mental illness, treatment options, causes, research, and available mental health services, in the hopes of diminishing the stigma attached to diagnosis.
  • Tools: Families are equipped with problem solving, coping, and advocacy and communication skills.

All modules include handouts, a Powerpoint presentation, community speakers, videos and interactive exercises.

There is an opportunity to ask questions related to your own personal family experience around mental illness and / or substance use issues and have your questions answered by a professional. 

Program Details

September 27
October 25
November 22
January 24

Families Coping with Mental Illness Series

Vernon Public Library — 2800 30th Ave.

From 6:30 – 8:30 pm

All Services and Programs Are Free

Not sure if a program is right for you?
Call us at 250-260-3233