On behalf of B.C. Schizophrenia Society’s Board of Directors, we would like to extend our sincere and heartfelt thanks for the charitable contributions of Pacific Blue Cross. Their ongoing support of our public education programs has had a great impact on spreading awareness and understanding of severe mental illness in British Columbia.
This year Pacific Blue Cross contributed $10,000 towards B.C. Schizophrenia Society’s Partnership Puppeteer Program: a puppet show performed by individuals living with mental illnesses, designed to educate elementary school children about mental illness.
By educating children about mental illness at a young age, we create pathways to care for students who may be experiencing early symptoms of psychosis. Targeting our efforts to reduce stigma at the elementary school level allows us to have a stronger chance to make a meaningful impact, shift children's thinking with respect to mental illness and foster an informative, compassionate environment where stigma can no longer successfully be perpetuated.
Without the generosity of donors like Pacific Blue Cross, crucial programs like BCSS' Partnership Puppeteer Program would not be possible. Thank you!