Hearing Voices Network USA
A resource for groups for those experiencing psychosis, led by people with psychosis.
■ Website: http://www.hearing-voices.org/
Schizophrenia & Psychosis Action Alliance
The Alliance stands for hope and recovery by promoting peer-based support programs, accelerating scientific research, identifying effective treatments, and promoting productive public policies. The organization has a proud history of serving as a guide point for those living with schizophrenia and psychosis, and work every day to provide the right resources, support, and awareness.
■ Website: https://sczaction.org
Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America
Dedicated to improving the lives of people with schizophrenia and related disorders and promoting hope & recovery through support programs, education, collaboration, and advocacy.
■ Phone Number: 800-493-2094
■ Website: https://sardaa.org
Offers a mental health support community via peer support chats, information about mental health issues (primarily psychosis), coping mechanisms, explanations of how your brain works, and resources to find further help.
■ Website: https://strong365.org
Students with Psychosis
Students With Psychosis empowers student leaders globally through community building and collaboration. Our goal is to expand mental health/brain health advocacy at the college level to ensure psychosis representation, including a global perspective. Too often is psychosis left out of the mental health/brain health conversation on college campuses, and our narrative is also often limited, excluding intersectional community members. Our primary objectives include: growing and connecting our virtual and in-person programs, organizing outreach initiatives, and founding in-person college clubs/affiliates.
■ Website: https://sws.ngo
UCLA Aftercare Research Program (Outpatient Schizophrenia Treatment)
The team is comprised of a diverse group of professionals who have had extensive training in helping young adults who have recently become ill with a psychotic disorder. Individuals between the ages of 18 and 45 who had a recent first episode that included hallucinations, delusions, or formal thought disorder are potentially eligible for the research studies. The Aftercare Research Program is an outpatient research clinic that provides assessment and treatment and conducts research with people who have recently experienced psychotic symptoms. The Program is designed to aid in the adjustment to life in the community. Our Program psychiatrists provide medication management, and our case managers provide education, psychotherapy, and cognitive training. Our staff also helps our participants in accomplishing goals such as returning to school and/or work. other entry criteria for this research clinic. Please contact us for further details and to schedule an intake interview.
■ Phone Number: 310-206-3142
■ Website: www.semel.ucla.edu/aftercare
■ Main Office: 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Room 2240
UCLA Center for the Assessment and Prevention of Prodromal States (CAPPS)
CAPPS specializes in identifying and treating adolescents and young adults (between the ages of 12 and 30) at high risk for developing psychotic disorders, in the “prodromal” phase of schizophrenia. CAPPS aims to protect vulnerable youth in hopes that the full blown illness does not develop. The majority of assessment and treatment services offered at CAPPS are free of charge. Efforts to reduce the rates of psychosis in youth are as critical as ever. Psychotic disorders continue to rank among the top ten causes of disability worldwide, causing tremendous suffering for both affected youth and their families. The research in this field is growing quickly thanks to our prodromal consortium across the United States and Canada. The more our community stays informed and recognizes early signs in youth, the greater an impact we can have in decreasing suffering and disability.
■ Phone Number: 310-206-3466
■ Website: https://www.cappsucla.org
■ Main Office: 760 Westwood Plaza, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90095