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May 29th 2012:Hope for Family Caregivers Caring for Family Members with Schizophrenia

Dr. Chris Summerville, a non-government director of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, is also CEO of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada. He explains his work in schizophrenia and describes his personal experience of family caregiving. He compares the policies on family caregiving of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Health Council of Canada. He says how family caregiving’s role and value in schizophrenia is seen by the mental health care system. He examines the challenges for family caregivers arising with high-risk behaviors of family members with schizophrenia. He discus

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Dr. Chris Summerville

Dr. Chris Summerville is one of the eleven non-government directors of the Mental Health Commission of Canada appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. As a family member and a recipient of psychiatric services, he has been the executive director of the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society since 1995 and is also the CEO of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada, Schizophrenia Society of Canada As a provincial and national leader and advocate, he serves on numerous boards and committees including The Mood Disorders Society of Canada, The National Network on Mental Health, The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, and several ethics committees. With an earned doctorate, he is c
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