On-Line Resources

One of the best ways to help your loved one and your family proceed through the healing journey is to learn as much as possible about schizophrenia and psychosis, how to provide support and how to ask for it when it’s needed.

Anyone who has been through the mental health system knows that it can be a challenge to navigate.  Getting the help you need is not always easy.  SSO’s Navigating the Mental Health System: An Information Guide provides practical information on the range of services available in the mental health system and how to best access them.

Below are links to websites and documents that provide helpful information on schizophrenia and related psychotic illnesses, other mental health and research organizations and information specifically for young people.

Peer Support Groups:

The Secret Handshake Peer Support Group (Download Brochure)

Ontario Peer Development Initiative 

Canadian Mental Health Organizations - National Organizations:

Schizophrenia Society of Canada

Canadian Mental Health Association

Mood Disorders Association of Canada

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Canadian Mental Health Organizations - Provincial Organizations:

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society

Schizophrenia Society of Alberta

Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan

Schizophrenia Society of Manitoba

Société Québécoise de la Schiozphrénie

Schizophrenia Society of New Brunswick

Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

Schizophrenia Society of Newfoundland & Labrador

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Ontario Shores - Centre for Mental Health Sciences

Children's Mental Health Ontario

Across Boundaries

Hong Fook

Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addictions Programs

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere

Family Outreach and Response

Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health

Action on Mental Illness Quebec

International Mental Health Organizations:

National Alliance on Mental Illness

WFSAD: World Fellowship for Schizophrenia & Allied Disorders


Sane Australia

Sane UK


Mental Health America

Information Sites:

Mental Health Works (Employment)

SZ Magazine


Open the Doors

Internet Mental Health

Minding Our Bodies Project

Depression and Addiction Rehab

Research Organizations:

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

NARSAD (National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression)

Early Intervention:

Prevention and Early Intervention Program For Psychoses (PEPP)

Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre, Melbourne Australia

Get Help Early


Psychosis Sucks

Pressure Point Cyber Youth Clinic

Reach Out

Mind Your Mind

It is also important for families to get connected to a support group, where they can talk about what they are going through in a safe and confidential environment, and where they can learn from the experiences of others. To find out about support groups in your area visit the events page. 


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