Passionate about an issue? Have your say!

Passionate about an issue? Have your say!

The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) provides information about emerging issues, advocacy opportunities and ways that you can be involved to improve the mental health and addiction system and make a positive difference in the lives of people, families and communities affected by schizophrenia and psychosis. 

Recent issues: the importance of open, inclusive language

The language we use to talk about mental illness, mental health and violence matters and can impact not only public perception but propagate stigma, misunderstanding, and social exclusion for those living with mental illness. Derogatory terms such as “crazy,” “insane,” “psychotic,” etc., are just some examples of insensitive, hurtful terminology that should at all costs be avoided in respectful, constructive conversation. Members of our Speakers Bureau are often passionate about current topics and events. Hear from members of our speakers about the importance of open and inclusive dialogue – visit our social media channels to hear their perspectives here.