January 17, 2014

The Partnership Program in Saskatoon is a public awareness program provided by the Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan. The program is aimed at reducing stigma and misconceptions associated with mental illness and includes members of the Society who share their knowledge and experiences with numerous audiences. The goal is to promote public awareness of mental illness as a treatable biological disease of the brain, to reduce the stigma and misconceptions associated with mental Illness, and to have people with mental illness who are in recovery speak at presentations to put a positive face on their illness. The target audiences include young people who are most predisposed to the mental illness, students, community agencies, services providers, and the general public. The program described in this report targets high school students.