I would like to inform you of a new source of information, tools and support for both caregivers and patients. Janssen Canada has launched a website called www.schizophrenia24x7.ca.
We all love to watch videos, and this website allows you to watch a video which takes you through a day in the life of a patient. The website also has many useful tools such as a Digital Diary, which allows patients and caregivers to adhere to medications with reminders, symptom trackers and special tools to help you when you are speaking with your doctor. There is also a short questionnaire to assess how your treatment may be working for you.
If you are into social media, there is also a Facebook page for the caregiver community. Through market research it was determined that there was a lack of support and education for those caring for patients with schizophrenia, so the Facebook page was set up where an all-new schizophrenia caregiver community can share stories, get helpful tips and download tools for patients and caregivers. For example, you can share art through the online patient art gallery, which I think is fantastic.
As publisher of SZ Magazine and someone who lives with schizophrenia, I wholeheartedly support this new website, and I know the Schizophrenia Society of Canada supports it as well. In fact, if you ‘like’ the Facebook page before July 31, Janssen Canada will donate a dollar to the Schizophrenia Society of Canada.
So check out the site. You’ll be glad you did.
CEO, Magpie Media Inc.