Positive things are happening!
It is time that EVERYONE recognizes the fact that schizophrenia-related disorders/illnesses are BRAIN based and are treatable. SARDAA is launching a BRAIN Campaign to change erroneous perceptions and inform the medical, legislative and general public regarding schizophrenia-related brain disorders.
Emmett Biffle, a SARDAA Board member, educated her University of Houston campus when exhibiting and provided participants the opportunity to sign “The Pledge”. Emmett reports there was an enthusiastic acceptance and motivation to join the movement.
True treatment parity, appropriate access to treatment instead of ostracizing and punishing for having a brain illness, won’t happen until it is widely recognized that these disorders are brain based. No one elects to have these illnesses any more than someone elects to have appendicitis.
Please see The Pledge below and visit our website frequently. Soon you will be able to commit to The Pledge and receive a certificate declaring you a Brain Health Advocate.
With sincere gratitude for your continued support,
Linda Stalters, MSN