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What is Schizophrenia Alliance?

What is Schizophrenia Alliance?

Schizophrenia Alliance (SA) is a self-help group for persons who have schizophrenia or a schizophrenia-related illness. SA was founded in the Detroit area in July of 1985 and since that time, thousands of people have participated in meetings. There are currently more than 40 groups meeting throughout 17 states, as well as Russia, Kenya, India, Iran, and Hungary.

Statement of Purpose: Schizophrenia Alliance is organized and managed by persons experiencing schizophrenia or a related disorder. It is administered in partnership with SARDAA. The SA statement of purpose is as follows:

  • To help restore dignity and sense of purpose for persons who are working for recovery from schizophrenia or related disorders.
  • To offer fellowship, positive support, and companionship in order to achieve good mental health.
  • To improve our own attitudes about our lives and our illness.
  • To provide members with the latest information regarding schizophrenia.
  • To encourage members to take positive steps towards recovery from the illness.

This is the report from the Michigan State University study on Schizophrenia Alliance. You can download it here:

 Schizophrenia Alliance Evaluation Final Report: Organizational Expansion and Leadership Development