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Help Congress See 20/20

January 14, 2017

We’ve sent 20,000 messages to Congress to urge them to reform mental health care. We need to send 20,000 more. Congress needs to see perfectly clearly how important mental health care is to our country. Congress doesn’t need glasses to see 20/20—it needs your advocacy. Contact Chairman Fred Upton and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, two more »

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Your Story: A Powerful Advocacy Tool

Legislators who make important decisions receive much of their information about mental illness the same way the general public does: through the media. While members of Congress also have staffers to study the issues, they rely on constituents for information. That means you. The best way to inform the legislators and give them an accurate picture more »

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New Funds Jump-start Mental Illness Research

What will happen in the field of serious mental illness when human need, scientific progress and a major influx of funding converge? Scientists on Tuesday predicted that the world could see the same kind of progress in understanding schizophrenia and bipolar disorder that’s been seen in the last decade in the fight against cancer. That, more »

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Successful and Schizophrenic

Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of schizophrenia. My prognosis was “grave”: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness. I would work at more »

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