This national organization is focused on educating consumers about psychiatric conditions and the services available for treatment. They provide local support to families and friends, and advocate on public policy issues that affect people living with mental health issues. Publications are offered for patients and families. Local chapters and support groups are listed.
This organization strives to provide hope and improve the quality of life for those in the greater Chicago area whose lives are affected by serious mental illness. They provide information and referrals, education, support, advocacy and active community outreach.
Information about schizophrenia from a very reliable online source, including education, support, research updates, and treatment options.
Started in 1995, Schizophrenia.com is a community-oriented website dedicated to quality information, support and education to family members, caregivers and individuals whose lives have been impacted by schizophrenia.
The most established programs for "first-episode" psychosis come from Australia. This organization focuses on mental health in youth. Materials are available for persons with psychosis, families, and clinicians.
Thresholds Mind Strong Program
MindStrong program for “first-episode” psychosis partners with young people and families through a multidisciplinary team-based approach that integrates key elements from the most respected & scientifically validated early intervention practices. We utilize strategies that not only have the strongest evidence base, but are creative and fun approaches to achieve goals.
Instead of focusing solely on treating symptoms, we focus on addressing the impacts of psychosis on school, work, relationships, independence, & identity development. We’re working to teach young people, families, and greater Chicagoland how to recognize early signs of serious mental health challenges.
A mental health support network, online community, and alternative-media project by and for people struggling with extreme emotional distress. The emphasis is peer support and networking. The Icarus Project envisions a new culture and language that resonates with our actual experiences of "mental illness" rather than trying to fit our lives into a conventional framework.
Is committed to helping people who hear voices by offering support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them.
The aims of the network are: To raise awareness of voice hearing, visions, tactile sensations and other sensory experiences; to give men women and children who have these experiences an opportunity to talk freely about this together; and to support anyone with these experiences seeking to understand, learn and grow from them in their own way