Families and Friends
A Message for Caregivers
A Message for Teens
Arm Yourself with the Facts
Consequences of Stigma
Myths About Schizophrenia
What Causes Schizophrenia?
How the Brain Operates
The Course and Outcome
Stepping Stones to Recovery
The Stereotype of Violence
Schizophrenia at School,
Work, and in Relationships
Links to Other Resources
Organizations, Support Groups, and Informational
World Psychiatric Association
Sponsor of "Open the Doors".
Eli Lilly & Company
Sponsor of "Open the Doors".
Working with other action groups in Germany to stop the discrimination
of the mentally ill. Includes links and information on one of their key
initiatives, the Stigma-Alarm-NEtwork (SANE), which is modelled after
the American NAMI.
British Columbia Schizophrenia
Society, Victoria Branch
A non-profit society providing support and resource information to families
and their ill relatives.
Guide to Schizophrenia Information and Resources
Latest medical news and information for patients or friends/parents of
patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. Medical news and alerts, discussion
groups, links to other resources.
European Federation of
Associations of Families of people with mental illness
Translations in French, English, and German.
National Alliance for the
Mentally Ill (NAMI)
NAMI activity oriented, includes membership info, press releases, news
articles, NAMI youth articles, links to state affiliates, links to other
resources, and links to the NAMI campaign to fight stigma. U.S., with
affiliates in Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and Canada.
for the Mentally Ill/New York City (NAMI/NYC)
Additional information and links for families on diagnosis, treatment,
coping and management tips, as well as first person accounts. U.S./New
National Alliance for
Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
NARSAD activity oriented, includes NARSAD research, newsletters &
articles, grant information, public service announcements to download,
general news & announcements. U.S.
Link to an exhibition of art of psychiatric patients, parts of which have
been presented in Hamburg, Vienna, and Yokohama and which will be touring
the US in 2003. The exhibition is an attempt to focus on the basics of
creativity to start an international and interdisciplinary dialogue on
the relationship of Psyche and Art.
Rethink is the new operating name for the National Schizophrenia Fellowship,
a UK organization working together to help everyone affected by severe
mental illness, including schizophrenia, to recover a better quality of
life. Includes news & press releases, campaigning issues, links to
regional & advice services, links to publications, information on
upcoming conferences and courses, info on the IRIIS project to support
students in crisis.
SANE activity oriented, includes media factsheets, personal stories, artwork
& poetry. Links to other resources.
Created by a family member of a schizophrenia sufferer. Includes comprehensive
information for friends and family, sufferers, researchers, and students;
each including personal stories, diagnosis, treatment, legal and insurance
info, links to support groups & clubhouses. Also maintains chat rooms,
on-line support and discussion groups created for family, friends, and
consumers. Suggested reading & extensive links to other resources.
Free email updates on schizophrenia issues. U.S., with limited international
A national organization concerned with the interests of people with schizophrenia
and their caring relatives.
General information as well as links to provincial associations, volunteer
news & awards, access to SSC bulletins. English and French translations
A self-help support group for persons with schizophrenia or related disorders,
organized and managed by persons with the illness.
'See me as a person, not a label.' That's the message at the heart of
Scotland's national anti-stigma campaign. Funded by the Scottish Executive
as part of its national mental health improvement programme, 'see me'
aims to break down the attitudes which lead to stigma and discrimination
associated with mental health problems.
A group of not-for-profit organizations committed to helping adults with
serious and persistent mental illnesses and brain disorders improve their
status by promoting their self-sufficiency. For residents of Minnesota,
Information on recent advances in treatment and eliminating legal barriers.
Legal information for family members, medical, and media professionals
with the intent to reduce unnecessary violence, homelessness, and suicide.
for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders
International organization dedicated to lightening the burden of schizophrenia
for sufferers and their families. WFS program materials, resources, and
The experience of
Ian Chovil's homepage. An interesting and thorough documentation of his
experience. Includes links to support groups and resources. Canada.
Artist Aidan Shingler's explanation of Schizophrenia in images and words.
To suggest additional links, please contact us.