Schizophrenia Alliance is a self-help group for people living with schizophrenia or a schizophrenia-related illness. SA was founded in the Detroit area in 1985 and has since grown to have thousands of people participate in weekly meetings in the United States and across the globe.
Our SA groups follow a set of guiding principles found in the “Blue Book,” an essential tool to aiding group discussion. If you are interested in ordering this resource please contact us.
Uses the six steps of recovery—including spirituality—as each person relates to a higher power. Held weekly and led by a peer who has schizophrenia or a related disorder.
Uses the six steps of recovery, with a more detailed discussion of spirituality and religion as it relates to recovery and the six steps. Held monthly and led by a peer who has schizophrenia or a related disorder.
Does not use the six steps and does not discuss spirituality. Held weekly and led by a peer who has schizophrenia or a related disorder.
Schizophrenia Alliance is organized and managed by people experiencing schizophrenia or a schizophrenia-related illness. It is administered in partnership with S&PAA.
The SA statement of purpose is as follows:
Families for Care is a support group for families of diagnosed individuals with schizophrenia or a schizophrenia-related illness. Schizophrenia-related illnesses include schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and major depression with psychosis spectrum disorders.
Since its founding in 2008, Families for Care has reached thousands of caregivers seeking guidance and acceptance of individuals who experience psychosis spectrum disorders. We offer a non-judgmental community focused on education and acceptance. Here, you’ll find hope, which is vital for families living through the realities of psychosis spectrum disorders.
We welcome you to FFC. Please be at ease and feel comforted by this experience of support and community for your family. All meetings are confidential. They are meant to help sustain you and give you a caring community of supporters. Your experiences will enrich other families and help you grow in understanding of how to assist your own family and how to move through this journey with acceptance and love.
You are not alone anymore. You are welcome here. You are accepted here. We will be here each week when you join us.