The Meninnger Clinic
Menninger is the international psychiatric center of excellence, restoring hope to each person through innovative programs in treatment, research and education. The Menninger Clinic’s Hope Adult Program treats patients with schizophrenia.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.
National Institutes of Health
Founded in 1887, the National Institutes of Health today is one of the world’s foremost medical research centers, and the Federal focal point for medical research in the United States. The NIH, comprising 27 separate Institutes and Centers, is one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Service which, in turn, is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Simply described, the goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold.
National Schizophrenia Foundation
The National Schizophrenia Foundation (NSF) is a not-for-profit consumer-based education and support agency. Incorporated in 1999, the NSF focuses on public awareness, information, and peer support. Its consumer focus is partially grounded in the Foundation’s administration of the national consumer network, Schizophrenics Anonymous (SA). SA self-help support groups, currently numbering 175 throughout the United States, utilize a Six Step, recovery-based program developed by an individual diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Through its public awareness programming, the NSF attempts to reduce the painful stigma that still surrounds people affected by this devastating illness. The NSF sponsors Schizophrenia Awareness Week during the last week of May (Sunday through Saturday) before Memorial Day each year.