Barbara J. White and Edward J. Madara
We've collected a few recommended support organizations for Schizophrenia. These organizations can point you towards additional educational materials about this disorder and to support groups in your community.
Schizophrenia Society of Canada
Nat'l. 10 provincial chapters. Founded 1979. Information, support and advocacy for families and friends of persons with schizophrenia. Public awareness campaigns, advocacy and fund-raising. Newsletter, guidelines and assistance for starting self-help groups. Information and referrals, phone help, conferences, brochures, handbooks, videos. Dues $5.
Contact: Schizophrenia Soc. of Canada, 75 The Donway W. #814, Don Mills, Ontario Canada M3C 2E9. Call (416)445-8204; FAX: (416)445-2270.
Online Contact: http://www.schizophrenia.ca
Int'l. 72+ chapters. Founded 1985. Organized and run by people with a schizophrenia-related disorder. Offers fellowship, support and information. Focuses on recovery, using a 6-step program, along with medication and professional help. Weekly meetings, guest speakers, phone network, newsletter. Help in starting groups.
Contact: Schizophrenics Anonymous, c/o MHA in Michigan, 15920 W. Twelve Mile, Southfield, MI 48076. Call (248)557-6777; FAX: (248)557-5995.
Online Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This information summarized from the American Self-Help Clearning House's 'Self-Help SourceBook Online', Compiled & edited by Barbara J. White and Edward J. Madara, and published by CenterSite, LLC/Mental Help Net.