Education & advocacy organizations

There are a number of organizations across the country that provide support and resources for people experiencing psychosis and their loved ones.

Brain XPBrain XP

Brain XP is dedicated to erasing the stigma surrounding mental health by changing its language to be far more positive. We aim to spread the message that mental health is a priority! We are here to provide mental health education that is based purely on lived experience. Brain XP gives youth, teens, and caregivers the opportunity to access relatable mental health materials at their fingertips.

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and Bipolar
Alliance (DBSA)

The DBSA envisions wellness for people living with mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder). The organization provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

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HeadsUp is a collaborating organization whose mission is to help end the stigma around psychosis through education, advocacy and support.

It offers answers to common questions, tips for how to talk about what you’re experiencing, and more resources to help you and your loved one navigate.

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Living well with

Living Well with Schizophrenia is a YouTube channel devoted to increasing knowledge around schizophrenia and mental illness.

Individuals, family members, friends and community members can all learn strategies for navigating similar diagnoses, living fully, and offering support.

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National Alliance on Mental
Illness (NAMI)

NAMI envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares.

NAMI offers educational resources to help you and your family members, friends, and community members understand what you’re experiencing and how to navigate support options. Visit NAMI California to find your local Bay Area chapter.

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National Institute
of Mental Health 

NIMH is on a mission to transform the understanding and treatment of mental health conditions through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.

It offers a wide range of information surrounding mental health challenges, research and treatment.

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OnTrackNY is an innovative treatment program for adolescents and young adults who have had unusual thoughts and behaviors, or who have started hearing or seeing things that others don’t.

It offers a library of videos featuring stories from OnTrackNY participants, graduates, families and team members.

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Strong365’s mission is to empower young people to rediscover their inner strength and seek support through online education, 24/7 peer support and connection to specialized care across the U.S.

It is built by a community of individuals who have learned to live with their diagnosis and features stories of strength as a source of hope for others.

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Students With

Students With Psychosis offers 28+ hours of YouTube programming each week, often presenting the lived experience perspective, and is available at no cost to students and advocates globally.

You’ll hear from those living with their diagnosis as they navigate relationships, schoolwork and more.

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