To improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research.
Who We Are
Schizophrenia Society of Alberta (SSA) is the only organization in Alberta that directly supports people with schizophrenia and their family and caregivers. Our goal is to provide access to our programs to all Albertans affected by schizophrenia.
Our branches in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Camrose, and Lethbridge offer free services and programming in person, over the phone, and online.
Schizophrenia is a common disorder, 10 times more common than AIDS, sudden infant death syndrome. and melanoma combined. Chances are, you've come across someone living with schizophrenia at some point in your life and not even known it.
People living with schizophrenia can and do lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. With the right medical care and emotional and community supports, many find recovery.
SSA support programs reduce hospital visits, and our housing and support programs cost one quarter of the price of a day in hospital. As a not-for-profit, we rely on financial support from our community in order to sustain and grow these services.
Schizophrenia is one of the most widely misunderstood disorders. We do our part to reduce the stigma and clear up misconceptions through community education.