Additional Resources for Psychosis

In addition to contacting UI Health Psychiatry Services, the following resources may be helpful:

National Alliance on Mental Illness

This national organization is focused on educating consumers about psychiatric conditions and the services available for treatment. They provide local support to families and friends, and advocate on public policy issues that affect people living with mental health issues. Publications are offered for patients and families. Local chapters and support groups are listed.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Chicago

This organization strives to provide hope and improve the quality of life for those in the greater Chicago area whose lives are affected by serious mental illness. They provide information and referrals, education, support, advocacy and active community outreach.

WebMD Schizophrenia Health Center

Information about schizophrenia from a very reliable online source, including education, support, research updates, and treatment options.

Started in 1995, is a community-oriented website dedicated to quality information, support and education to family members, caregivers and individuals whose lives have been impacted by schizophrenia.

Orygen Youth Health

The most established programs for "first-episode" psychosis come from Australia. This organization focuses on mental health in youth. Materials are available for persons with psychosis, families, and clinicians.

The Icarus Project

A mental health support network, online community, and alternative-media project by and for people struggling with extreme emotional distress. The emphasis is peer support and networking. The Icarus Project envisions a new culture and language that resonates with our actual experiences of "mental illness" rather than trying to fit our lives into a conventional framework.