Revised brochure by MikeJenny


									                                                                                                                                                                      What Can A Family Support
                                                                                                                      Schizophrenia strikes one in every 100 per-     Group Do For You?
                                                                                                                      sons world wide, regardless of age, sex, race   • Talking and sharing with other family members can

                                                                                                                      or social background. That represents over         decrease the feelings of isolation and helplessness.
                                                                                                                      10,000 people in Saskatchewan alone, with       • Obtaining current information on Schizophrenia
                                                                                                                      impacts on at least an additional 30,000.          including printed and audio-visual resources will help
                                                                                                                                                                         the family to better understand the illness.

                                                            Steps and                                                 Young persons in the 16-30 year age group
                                                                                                                      are particularly vulnerable, making Schizo-
                                                                                                                                                                      • Getting informed on the available treatment and
                                                                                                                                                                         support services in your community will better sup-
                                                                                                                                                                         port the family member who is ill.

                                                           Strides for
                                                                                                                      phrenia the Great Disabler of Youth. Schizo-
                                                                                                                      phrenia accounts for 70% of all diagnosis of    Goals of the Schizophrenia Society
                               Schizophrenia Society of

                                                                                                                      psychosis. Over 55% will experience signifi-    of Saskatchewan Inc.
                                                          Schizophrenia                                               cant problems with alcohol and substance
                                                                                                                                                                      • Provide easily understood information on Schizo-
                                                                                                                                                                          phrenia and psychosis in an accepting and under-
                                                                                                                                                                          standing atmosphere that equips the concerned

                                                                                                                      Schizophrenia is treatable                          family with workable options to address the pre-
Box 305 Station Main

                                                                                                                                                                          senting crisis in a more informed, timely and
                                                                                                                                                                          effective manner;
                                                           Sunday, August 30, 2009                    Early intervention has shown great promise for an
                                                                                                                                                                      • Stress early intervention with the most effective
     Regina, SK

                                                           Wascana Park Band Stand
      S4P 3A1

                                                                                                      improved quality of life for people with Schizophrenia.             medications and treatments available;
                                                           Regina                                     With the development of newer neuroleptic drugs,                • Speak on behalf of families when they are unable to
                                                           Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm                    Schizophrenia has become significantly more treatable.              do so for themselves;
                                                           Join us for a great afternoon                                                                              • Support research to identify the precise causes and
                                                                                                      In the early stages, people may be unable to relax,                 find a cure for Schizophrenia;
                                                           walk around Wascana Lake
                                                                                                      concentrate or sleep. They may become reclusive.                • Raise funds to finance these activities; and,
                                                                                                                                                                      • Work in partnership with other agencies, groups,
                                                                                                      Their performance at school or work may deteriorate
                                                                                                                                                                          and departments of government to achieve these
                                                                                                      along with their personal appearance. Treated with                  goals.
                                                             Raise $200.00 or more and be             medication, people with Schizophrenia may seem rela-              The myths and stigma surrounding Schizophrenia stand like
                                                                 entered in a draw for                tively unaffected and can continue to function nor-               a wall between those suffering the illness and the rest of
                                                           “The Gift of Flight: From West Jet”                                                                          the world. The person with the illness often hesitates to
                                                                                                      mally. However, in relapse they may experience sev-
                                                                        (Prize value over $4000.00)                                                                     discuss the frightening symptoms he or she is experiencing
                                                                                                      eral of the following symptoms:                                   when confronted by a society that perceives the
                                                                                                                                                                        symptomatic behaviour as something to ridicule, fear or
                                                                                                      Hallucinations—hearing, seeing, smelling, feeling or              hold in contempt.
                                                                                                      tasting things that are not there.
                                                                                                                                                                                Education is vital to dispelling
                                                          S c h i z op hr en ia
                                                                S o c iety o f
                                                           Saskatc hewan

                                                                                                                                                                                       these harmful myths.
  Fax: 306-584-0525
  Phone: 306-584-2620

                                                                                                      Delusions—clinging to steadfast, bizarre beliefs that
                                                                                                      have no basis in reality.
                                                                                                      Thought disorder—disorganized and fragmented                      is NOT - a split or multiple personality
                                                                                                      thinking leading to incoherent and illogical thinking and         is NOT - caused by poor parenting
                                                                                                                                                                        is NOT - caused by any guilt, acts or failures of the person
                                                                                                                                                                        is NOT - the person’s fault
                                                                                                                                                                        is NOT - a mental deficiency
                                                                                                      Flatness of affect—inability to express appropriate               is NOT - the family’s fault
                                                                                                      emotions.                                                         is NOT - a rare disease
                                                                                                                                                                        is NOT - a hopeless disease
                                                      Pledge Form – Please clearly print full name and address on each pledge form.
A little boy’s big idea                               If more forms are needed please contact the office at 306-584-2620 or or go to our
                                                      website at
As a young child, Oshoowa Doorn didn’t have a         Participant information must be completed fully and in a legible manner in order for you to receive your
typical relationship with his grandmother.            fundraising prize. Prizes not issued on event day will be shipped to your daytime address.
Oshoowa’s grandmother struggled with Schizo-
phrenia for many years and often refused treat-       Tax receipts will automatically be issued for donations over $20
ment for her condition. She had been off              Last Name: __________________________________
treatment for years causing her to regress deep       First Name______________________________________
into her schizophrenic psychosis that disabled        Address:________________________________________________________Apartment#______________
her from acknowledging Oshoowa as her grand-
son. Schizophrenia had denied Oshoowa a
                                                      City/Town:___________________________ Province_______________  Postal Code:_____________
relationship with his grandmother for the first       Home Telephone Number: _____________________________


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Print the full name of Participant______________________________________________
five years of his life until family and friends
were finally able to get her the support she          Please turn in pledge forms by event day. (Sunday, August 30th, 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                         please fill out one registration form per person
                                    needed. At a
                                    very young age
                                    Oshoowa was            Name– please print clearly      Address-please print clearly   Postal      Phone             Paid
                                    exposed first

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 We are committed to the privacy of your personal information. We may maintain a record of your participation, where required.
                                    hand to the                                                                           Code        number           Pledge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 If you have any concerns or questions regarding the privacy of your personal information, please contact Dianne Medby, the
                                    effects Schizo-
                                    phrenia can       Doreen Blue                        123 Rae Street, North Pole       H0H       306-123-1122    $20.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Chief Privacy Officer for the Schizophrenia Society Provincial office at 306-584-2620 or through

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Date: ___________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Signature: _______________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            36- 45 + years
                                    have on a per-                                                                        0H0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             First Name:
                                    son and their

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Please give this registration form to your SSS coordinator.
Brian the Brain By Oshoowa Doorn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            26-35 years
It was an experience Oshoowa will take with
him for the rest of his life. He experienced
the pain when his grandmother was off treat-

ment and the joy of when she was on it.

                                                                                                                                                                 Registration Form:
Oshoowa’s grandmother, Henrietta Spykerman
Doorn was able to rise above Schizophrenia

and establish a healthy relationship with

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            17-25 years
Oshoowa. Oshoowa was blessed to have the
next five years building happy memories with

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (Parent/Guardian Signature if under 18)
his grandmother laughing and enjoying her fam-
ily before she died November 26, 2004. Her life
impacted Oshoowa so much that he decided

he wants to pay tribute to his late grandmother
by raising funds and awareness for

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1-16 years
Schizophrenia through a community event he
calls Steps and Strides for Schizophrenia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Postal Code:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Last Name:
Oshoowa states, “People with Schizophrenia

need to be accepted because they are much
more than their illness.” Please help support         Donations can also be made by VISA and MC. To do this please write your name, phone # and

Oshoowa in supporting others in better coping         address on the form and call the office with your number or we can contact you. Donations can
with the challenges of mental illness.
                                                      also be made on our website at

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