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Organizations, Support Groups, and Informational Websites
World Psychiatric Association
Sponsor of "Open the Doors".

Eli Lilly & Company
Sponsor of "Open the Doors".

Bavarian Anti-Stigma Action (BASTA)
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.

Doctor's 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.

National Alliance 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 York focused.

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.

Psyche and Art
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 Australia
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 information.

Schizophrenia Ireland—Lucia Foundation
A national organization concerned with the interests of people with schizophrenia and their caring relatives.

Schizophrenia Society of Canada
General information as well as links to provincial associations, volunteer news & awards, access to SSC bulletins. English and French translations available.

Schizophrenics Anonymous
A self-help support group for persons with schizophrenia or related disorders, organized and managed by persons with the illness.

see me
'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.

Tasks Unlimited
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, United States.

Treatment Advocacy Center
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.

World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders
International organization dedicated to lightening the burden of schizophrenia for sufferers and their families. WFS program materials, resources, and publications.

Personal Websites
The experience of schizophrenia
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.

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