Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America promotes improvement in lives affected by schizophrenia-related brain illnesses (mental illnesses involving psychosis). SARDAA promotes hope and recovery through support programs, education, collaboration and advocacy.
Our vision is that every person living with a schizophrenia-related brain disorder (mental illness involving psychosis) achieves recovery and a full life in a compassionate community free of stigma and discrimination.
- To promote hope and recovery for persons with schizophrenia-related brain disorders.
- To eliminate the stigma and myths about schizophrenia-related brain disorders.
- To raise awareness so that early diagnosis and treatment increase the chance for recovery.
- To ensure that consumer-driven and recovery-oriented services are fully accessible.
- Family and Friends Support Conference Call (FFS) Groups, a peer support group for family members and friends of those affected by schizophrenia-related brain disorders.
- Sponsor SA Conference Call Groups
- Provide technical support for Schizophrenia Alliance (SA), a self-help peer support step program for persons who have schizophrenia-related brain illness.
- Information and resources for people with schizophrenia-related brain disorders, their families, professionals and the public including:
- Website, sardaa.org, which provides accurate and current information about schizophrenia and related brain disorders causes, treatments and recovery tools.
- Personal stories of recovery and hope from people with schizophrenia-related brain disorders
- A Speakers Bureau of people with expertise about schizophrenia-related brain disorders, including individuals living with the illnesses, family members and professionals.
- Public education campaigns to increase schizophrenia awareness, early diagnosis, 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-related brain disorders.