Executive Director, Schizophrenia Society of Canada
Chris Summerville is the CEO of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada. He was born in Alabama, moved to Canada in 1985 and has served as a pastor, chaplain, teacher, administrator and mental health service provider through 40 years of professional work. Chris regards schizophrenia as one of the most confounding and wounding illnesses a person can experience and he believes that recovery is more possible today, than ever before.
Helping people to live life beyond the limitations of a mental illness with a sense of dignity, purpose, hope and meaning is called recovery. The hope of recovery changes everything: how we view the person, how we address stigma and discrimination and how we make mental health services accessible and available.
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