ReachOut Psychosis tours area schools next week

 

ReachOut Psychosis will be touring high schools and middle schools in northern B.C. this month, raising awareness about psychosis and mental health. ReachOut Psychosis makes this message meaningful to B.C.’s youth with free school presentations. By identifying psychosis as a serious but treatable medical condition of the brain, this program works to help youth and teachers recognize it early and get effective help. If properly diagnosed at early stages, medical treatment has the ability to not just turn young lives around, but to save lives. Teen suicide statistics related to youth mental illness are staggering.

Performances by Vancouver indie-pop band Sarah Jickling and her Good Bad Luck are interspersed with fun and interactive demonstrations to help educate students in recognizing psychosis symptoms. During the show, mental health advocate and singer-songwriter Sarah Jickling speaks of her lived experience and how psychosis has affected her life. Interviews can be arranged.

ReachOut is a dynamic and highly effective performance touring the province since 2005, performing in gyms and auditoriums to more than 20,000 students annually.  ReachOut is a program of the BC Schizophrenia Society and HereToHelp. The presentation provides resources and information for friends, siblings, teachers and parents.

 

Tour Schedule:

Monday May 14, 2018

Peden Hill Elementary, 3500 Westwood Drive, Prince George — 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Mackenzie Secondary School, 500 Skeena Drive, Mackenzie — 2-3 p.m.

Tuesday May 15, 2018

Tumbler Ridge Secondary, 180 Southgate Street, Tumbler Ridge — 9-10 a.m.

Peace Christian School, 6189 Dokkie School Road, Chetwynd — 1:15-2:15 p.m. 

Wednesday May 16, 2018

Kelly Road Secondary, 4540 Handlen Road, Prince George — 9:00-10 a.m.

Duchess Park Secondary, 747 Winnipeg Street, Prince George — 1:20-2:20 p.m. 

Thursday May 17, 2018

Prince George Secondary, 2901 Griffiths Avenue, Prince George — 9-10 a.m. 

Cedars Christian School, 701 North Nechako Road, Prince George— 1:50-2:50 p.m.

Friday May 18, 2018

College Heights Secondary School, 6180 Domano Blvd, Prince George — 2-3 p.m.