Schizophrenia: Finding Home on a Hard Road

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Schizophrenia: Finding Home on a Hard Road
Rachel Sender for Call to Mind

Schizophrenia affects about 24 million people worldwide. It can be a disruptive illness, making it difficult to find a meaningful job, attend school or manage relationships.

People with schizophrenia require lifelong treatment, but there is hope. A growing body of research shows that with new interventions it’s possible to live well with the illness. 

This program shares stories about schizophrenia that don’t make the headlines. We’ll hear from people living with this illness and from leading experts about new treatments that make it possible to manage. 

Join Call to Mind host Kimberly Adams for Schizophrenia: Finding Hope on a Hard Road, a one-hour broadcast special. 

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Useful resources

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline   
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential phone & text crisis support. Call or text 988 to get started.  

American Psychiatric Association Publishing  
The American Psychiatric Association Publishing is a division of the American Psychiatric Association, which is the largest psychiatric organization in the world. At this link, you can find a range of multimedia resources about schizophrenia, psychosis, and treatment.  

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation 
They award grants to advance breakthroughs in scientific research to improve the lives of those facing mental illness. 

CURESZ Foundation 
CURESZ, which stands for Comprehensive Understanding via Research and Education into Schizophrenia, is a foundation that provides education about underutilized and cutting-edge medications and treatments for schizophrenia. 

Mental Health America  
The nation's leading nonprofit dedicated to improving mental health, well-being, and illness prevention. At this site you will find more about mental health rights.  

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)  
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by mental illness with information, resources, and personal stories about a range of mental health conditions. 

National Institute of Mental Health  
This organization is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. Here you will find information about risk factors, treatment, and where to find support. You can also learn more about psychosis.   

Schizophrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches  
This podcast is by three mothers who have sons that have schizophrenia. Their podcast is to support families, practitioners and those with SMI (serious mental illness) to learn about this topic and be connected. One of the podcasters, Mindy Greiling, is interviewed in this Call to Mind broadcast.  

Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS)  
Their goal is to advance the research about and understanding of schizophrenia and related disorders to improve prevention and treatment by bringing together researchers and clinicians from around the world. 

Schizophrenia & Psychosis Action Alliance (S&PAA)  
With 170 locations across the United States and other countries, this nonprofit organization provides resources for both people living with schizophrenia and those who care for them by addressing the challenges barring people from treatment and recovery. 

Tasks Unlimited  
A Minneapolis organization that offers supported employment, housing, and recovery services for people with mental illness so they can achieve a successful life. 

The HOPE Program  
This Twin Cities comprehensive intervention program supports people who are experiencing or have experienced the first episode of psychosis by helping individuals and their loved ones navigate recovery. 

The Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center 
Their goal is to provide the best possible clinical care for individuals with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders, and related conditions through inpatient and outpatient care options. 

Treatment Advocacy Center 
This center works to reform how people with severe mental illness (SMI) are served through improving legislative advocacy, policy, assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) programs, and educating the media about SMI.