As part of a project to provide accessible information for the general public, families and persons with psychosis, Sophia Kelly was contracted to write a number of fact sheets on psychosis in for the BC Schizophrenia Society.
The challenge here was to write technically accurate, evidence based health information which was at a reading level for public use. These fact sheets were reviewed by psychiatric professionals who were experts in the topic areas, as well as family members of persons with mental illnesses. The writing, layout and design was completed by Sophia Kelly as part of the contract.
To follow are the links to the completed files . If this information is useful to your or someone you know, the society grants permission to copy and distribute to others for non-profit purposes.
What is Psychosis? What psychosis is and what to do about it.
Psychosis and Mood Information about psychosis for persons with a mood disorder.
Cannabis and Psychosis 2 page fact sheet, pdf format for persons with psychosis or schizophrenia who might be using cannabis / marijuana.
Crystal Methamphetamine and Psychosis Fact sheet on the connection between crystal meth use and psychosis
Postpartum Psychosis (for new moms and their famillies and friends) This fact sheet explains about the type of psychosis a woman can sometimes get shortly after she gives birth and the importance of getting immediate help for the new mother.
Understanding Mental Illness – Psychosis A booklet for children, pdf, designed to be printed double-sided, folded and stapled
Recovery Cup Board Game – A board game for family members of persons with schizophrenia and psychosis and their ill loved one.
Sophia has helped us maximize the use of our website, greatly improving communications internally between our provincial network of members, staff and volunteers, as well as externally with professionals and the general public. She has helped us quantify and evaluate our services by being available to assist provincial staff with technical matters.
In addition, she has done an excellent job of managing a number of important projects, always doing excellent work that is completed in a timely fashion.
An intelligent and clear communicator, Sophia has provided valuable advice and generous assistance far above and beyond what can be written in a formal contract.
I would highly recommend her services to anyone.
~Jane Duval, Executive Director, BC Schizophrenia Society