January 2021 update: Support Groups are now taking place online via Zoom.
What do Pathways SMIS monthly support groups involve?
Every month, families, significant others and friends of a loved one with a mental illness with or without a diagnosis meet to share their experiences and challenges and offer support.
The sharing of good news of ill relatives becoming better, through treatment and rehabilitation, is also an important part of these sessions.
Nothing is quite like the support of others who are dealing with the same problems on a day-to-day basis or who have been faced with similar challenges in the past. It’s why leading American psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey, in his book Surviving Schizophrenia, advises that “to survive schizophrenia, the single most important step which should be taken by families with a schizophrenic family member is to join a family support group.”
This gathering of family members lies at the heart of what a family support organization is about.
Click on the button below to view Pathways SMIS’ upcoming support groups. Click on the support group time and date you are interested in. You will find a link to register on the event page.
Alternatively, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-926-0856