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About SARDAA

Mission

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America promotes improvement in the lives of people with schizophrenia-related illnesses and their families by providing support, hope, and awareness so that early diagnosis, treatment, and community services increase recovery.

Vision

Our vision is that every person with schizophrenia or a related disorder (mental illness involving psychosis) achieves recovery and a full life in a compassionate community free of stigma and discrimination.

Our Objectives

  • To promote hope and recovery for persons with schizophrenia and related disorders.
  • To eliminate the stigma and myths about schizophrenia.
  • To raise awareness so that early diagnosis and treatment increase the chance of recovery.
  • To ensure that consumer-driven and recovery-oriented services are fully accessible.

Our Programs

  • Provide technical support for Schizophrenics Anonymous (SA), a peer support/self-help step program for persons who have schizophrenia or a related illness.
  • Friends and Family Support Conference Call (FFS), a peer support group for family members and friends of those affected by schizophrenia-related disorders.
  • Public education campaigns to increase schizophrenia awareness and early diagnosis, and to eliminate stigma and discrimination.
  • An online resource library of promising and evidence-based practices, the latest research, and other information for treatment professionals.
  • Advocacy at the federal, state and local levels for mental health policies and funding that support the recovery of people with schizophrenia and related disorders.
  • Information and referral for people with schizophrenia-related disorders, their families, professionals and the public including:
    • Our website, which provides accurate and current information about the causes of schizophrenia, treatments and recovery tools.
    • Personal stories of recovery and hope from people with schizophrenia and related disorders
    • A Speakers Bureau of people with expertise about schizophrenia-related disorders, including individuals living with the illness, family members and professionals.

What We Do

  • Support and train schizophrenics anonymous (SA) groups
  • Organize conferences and workshops for professionals and consumers
  • Sponsor weekly schizophrenics anonymous conference call
  • Sponsor weekly family & friends support conference call
  • Advocate at federal, state and local levels
  • Assist in public education campaigns
  • Provide online resource library
  • Publish monthly eNewsletter
  • Provide speaker’s bureau for events