Your Contributions are Vital to Saving Lives

Dear Friend,

It’s time to invest wisely. Invest in lives affected by schizophrenia-related neurological brain illnesses so successes like the Lewis Family are possible.

“We feel so sincerely blessed to have the opportunity to know such an organization as SARDAA. Over the past year of our experiences with SARDAA, we have learned so much about brain illness that we never really knew before. The expression “Knowledge is power” certainly applies in our opinion to SARDAA’s Brain Campaign – to educate society and bring awareness to an illness that is real, which affects many people around the world. Thank you SARDAA for such tremendous efforts!”

 The most severely ill, the homeless and incarcerated are our priority.

 Many people affected by schizophrenia-related neurological brain illnesses live in isolation. Our support groups for diagnosed individuals and loved ones offer an alternative. With your support our groups continue to grow in size and number.

 “SARDAA has given voice to many of my experiences and perspectives. When I am in the midst of crisis and I am unable to speak, SARDAA continuously carries the messages that are so important to enable constructive change in the treatment of brain illnesses.” Gina

 SARDAA’s Schizophrenia Health Storylines™: FREE App Provides Innovative Mobile and Web-based Help for Persons living with Schizophrenia & Related Disorders or a loved one caring for them

 “Finally, an organization that can help change things for our family members who suffer from a BRAIN disease! We need so much support, awareness and a change in direction from behavioral to neurological so our family members can get the medical help, research and awareness they deserve. Thank you SARDAA for leading this charge! A NEW BRAIN advocate here to fight on! Marla mom of a daughter with a BRAIN DISEASE…”

 Your tax deductible donation makes it possible for us to continue for another year, and reach even more people.

Thank you in advance!

 

Sincerely

 

Linda Stalters, MSN

Executive Director,

Message from Executive Director

Dear Friends,
Thank you all for your contributions to support the mission of SARDAA – improving lives affected by schizophrenia-related brain illnesses.
With your support we have accomplished much but there is so much more to do.  Our Schizophrenia App has been a great success and Harvard researchers are collaborating with SARDAA to make a difference in lives utilizing the App.  We exhibited at the American Psychiatric Association Conference in Atlanta and received many supportive comments from the clinicians who visited our booth.  They were in support of the BRAIN Campaign, showed great interest in the Schizophrenia App and the SA and FFS peer support groups.  We look forward to exhibiting at the national NAMI conference in Denver next month and always enjoy meeting people at their conference.
We continue to collaborate with many stakeholders in our efforts to advocate for improved access to treatment and the elimination of discrimination.  Our BRAIN Campaign video will be aired on Southwest Airlines inflight media during the months of October and November.  We are collaborating with thebloc communications to create a video showing the importance of supportive carers in the lives of individuals living with a schizophrenia-related brain illness.
Congratulations to the SA leadership, especially Brian Donahue, for the many hours and efforts to support SA – they provided a great workshop in Detroit, MI. where Zach E, Randen O, Sr Lucindia, Nora B and Emmett Biffle were fantastic speakers and trainers.
The SA leaders have worked diligently to distribute and collect surveys to help make the difficult decision to update the name of SA to Schizophrenia Alliance.  The new name will help people recognize that they are not their diagnosis as group members work together in their recovery journeys.
Happy Father’s Day and best wishes,
Linda Stalters, MSN
Executive Director
Schizophrenia And Related Disorders Alliance of America

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