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Recovery and Schizophrenia and What it Takes

Recovery and Schizophrenia and What it Takes

Dr. Chris Summerville is CEO of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada and Executive Director of the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society. He explains recovery in schizophrenia, and what a caring community is. He describes the work of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada as it relates to recovery in schizophrenia. He highlights objections to the very idea of recovery in schizophrenia. He explains how the objections create challenges for efforts in erasing fear of schizophrenia, in eliminating stigmatization, discrimination and abuse, and in relieving the excessive burden on family caregivers caring for family members living at home with schizophrenia. He discusses the programs, services and policies that he believes are needed to promote the idea of recovery for schizophrenia. And he says what more he would like to see done by the Schizophrenia Society of Canada, the mental healthcare professions and the criminal justice system to promote the very idea of recovery.

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