Important Notice: Schizophrenia Research Forum does not provide medical advice or promote any product or service. The contents are for informational purposes only and are not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek advice from a qualified physician or healthcare professional about any medical concern, and do not disregard professional medical advice because of anything you may read on this website. The views of individuals quoted on this site are not necessarily those of the Schizophrenia Research Forum.
The following links may be useful for people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, their family members and friends, or anyone else who is interested in learning more about the disease.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, listing clinical studies recruiting participants, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, other United States Government agencies, and the pharmaceutical industry.
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is a donor-supported organization devoted exclusively to funding scientific research worldwide in brain and behavior disorders. Its website describes its research and has a list of research studies needing participants.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses. Its website is full of information and resources, including online discussion groups, and can be personalized (myNAMI), as well as translated into Spanish. NAMI also has state and local chapters throughout the U.S., which can be located through the national website.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead U.S. federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders. Its website has news about recent research; a list of NIMH clinical trials recruiting participants; and a list of NIMH publications. See their schizophrenia page.
Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) is a national nonprofit organization that promotes improvement in the lives of people with schizophrenia and related disorders, and their families, by providing support, education, and advocacy. Among its many activities, SARDAA operates Schizophrenics Anonymous (SA), a system of self-help groups for people with schizophrenia or related disorders, based on the 12-step philosophy.
Schizophrenia.com is a non-profit web community providing information, support, and education related to schizophrenia. Founded and run by family members and people with schizophrenia, it has a great deal of information, many links, a schizophrenia Newsblog, discussion groups (for the U.S. and internationally), and chat rooms.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The website of its Mental Health Information Center has a mental health services locator for the U.S., as well as other resources and information.
World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders (WFSAD) is a global organization whose members include major mental health organizations from many countries. Available in French and Spanish as well as in English, the website has personal stories; a list of international resources; a book list; and a description of their meetings and activities throughout the world. They can be contacted for support or information at firstname.lastname@example.org.