Saturday, May 23, 2015

Kings County Chapter of the SSNS Meeting Announcement

We will be meeting on Wednesday the 27th of May at 7.00 pm. for the Annual General Meeting when we approve budgets and elect directors.

This session at room 119 at the Millett Community Complex in New Minas will also include the presentation on Peer Support by Candy O’Brien, Joseph MacGillivary and Roger Cann. That presentation had been scheduled for March but storm stayed.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Smoking and Schizophrenia

Thanks to research advances, scientists are learning how and why smoking and schizophrenia are so tightly linked. Nicotine — in cigarettes and other forms — appears to help normalize some of the cognitive and sensory deficits that people with this disorder experience. Scientists have looked inside the brain to uncover regions involved in deficits of schizophrenia and to learn how and where nicotine works to combat them. Now, enhanced knowledge is helping scientists develop drugs to treat this debilitating disorder.

To view the rest of this article click on the link below

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Frequent marijuana use associated with long-term memory loss

Past research has shown that daily marijuana use can cause problems with short-term memory loss and even make changes in the brain.  New research is showing that daily smoking can cause long-term memory deficits.

To read a good article on this subject click on the link below.

Kings County Chapter SSNS Meeting Announcement

A discussion about Peer Support in our Valley.
Presenters, Candy O’Brien (CMHA –Kings, Project H.O.P.E) and Joseph MacGillivray (Evangeline Club) will talk about what it means to BE and HAVE Peer Support and Dr. Roger Cann will discuss “Your Recovery Journey” a course sponsored by the Schizophrenia Society.
The meeting will be held on March 18, 7:00 pm. at the
Louis Millet Community Complex
9489 Commercial St
New Minas

Everyone Welcome

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Nova Scotia: Together We Can Strategy

The Nova Scotia government has developed a new strategy called, Together We Can.  The purpose of this plan is to improve the mental health and addiction services in Nova Scotia. We definitely need a lot of improvements.  The government has already started implementing this plan.

To view the official document describing this plan click on the link below.

To view the 1 year update on the plan click on the link below.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Childhood Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia in children is a very serious disorder of the brain.  They do not interpret reality properly.  Children experience deficits in thinking, have behavioral  and emotional problems. Symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, disordered thinking and behavior.  The symptomology varies among individuals but all are not able to function properly.

Here is the link to the article I based my paragraph on.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Mental Health Crisis Response Services

Crisis Response Services
The Kings County Chapter of the Schizophrenia Society will host a presentation of the Mental Health Crisis Response Services at 7.00 pm on Wednesday the 18th of February at the Millett Complex in New Minas.
The Annapolis Valley District Health Authority established the Services in collaboration with the Kentville Police and the Valley detachment of the RCMP. Staff of the Crisis Response Services will present the scope of the Services and the guidelines under which they will operate.
Those attending the presentation will be encouraged to present their concerns about the effectiveness of the Response Services for those with mental health issues.