Schizophrenia supports in Kamloops questioned

A Kamloops murder trial has once again shone the spotlight on treatment for the mentally ill.

Last week, 19-year-old Joshua Steele was found not criminally responsible for killing his father. Joshua suffers with schizophrenia and depression, and before the murder he was in and out of hospital.

His family says he did not get the treatment he needed, that despite their pleas doctors kept sending him home.
     
Sunny Hilderbrand has volunteered with the Kelowna Schizophrenia Society for more than 40 years, and speaks with host Shelley Joyce about the level of care available for people with schizophrenia.

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Shelley Joyce then spoke with Cliff Cross, Interior Health's program director for mental health and substance use.

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