Resources for patients and families
What is psychiatric genetic counselling?
Watch the below video:
You can also read the article, "Genetic Counselling and Mental Illness."
Accessing Genetic Counselling
If you live in BC, you can access psychiatric genetic counselling at the Adapt Clinic.
Mental Illness and Genetics: Family History, and Protecting Your Mental Health: a video for families
Have you ever wondered what causes mental illness, or thought about genetic testing for a condition like depression, schizophrenia, OCD, or bipolar disorder? Do you wonder what your family history of mental illness might mean for you or for your kids? Perhaps you have wondered if there is anything that you might be able to do to protect your mental health? If you have ever wondered about questions like these, this webinar is for you. It can be frightening to ask these questions, but the answers are often more reassuring than you might expect.
Watch the video below for answers to these questions:
Blog posts for families about genetics and mental illness
Protecting mental health in a pandemic
Jehannine talks about protecting her own mental health: