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Ian Chovil's Homepage

Welcome to my home page here in Guelph Ontario Canada. I have schizophrenia and have been on medication now since 1990, the length of time I have lived in Guelph. I'm 47 and my schizophrenia started in late adolescence. I struggled for ten years between 1980 and 1990, quite delusional, and very poor. I eventually got in trouble with the law and received three years probation with the condition that I see a psychiatrist for those three years. I've been to jail, been actively alcoholic, attempted suicide, and been homeless. My story illustrates an interplay of biology and sociology that can make schizophrenia a devastating illness. There is the illness itself, and the way we, as a society, treat people who develop it.

Japan - Schizophrenia Support Group

Everyone who has brothers/sisters suffering from mentally illness !
We are Japanese people who have brothers or sisters suffering from mentally illness such as schizophrenia. We are so called, a self-help group. This group aims to have a better life for ourselves and our brothers/sisters through helping each other. People having brothers/sisters suffering from the illness like us also tend to suffer from much trouble and to get depressed. But couldn't you believe that we can live courageously if people who are in the same boat gather and cooperate with each other ?

Open the Doors

In 1996, the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) embarked on an International Programme to Fight the Stigma and Discrimination because of Schizophrenia. The WPA International Programme is designed to dispel the myths and misunderstandings surrounding schizophrenia. Stigma creates a vicious cycle of alienation and discrimination which can lead to social isolation, inability to work, alcohol or drug abuse, homelessness, or excessive institutionalization, all of which decrease the chance of recovery. The programme will fight the prejudice in all walks of life because it diminishes the quality of life of people with schizophrenia and their families and prevents them from living and working among us

Open the Doors

In 1996, the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) embarked on an International Programme to Fight the Stigma and Discrimination because of Schizophrenia. The WPA International Programme is designed to dispel the myths and misunderstandings surrounding schizophrenia. Stigma creates a vicious cycle of alienation and discrimination which can lead to social isolation, inability to work, alcohol or drug abuse, homelessness, or excessive institutionalization, all of which decrease the chance of recovery. The programme will fight the prejudice in all walks of life because it diminishes the quality of life of people with schizophrenia and their families and prevents them from living and working among us

SANE

SANE Australia is a national charity helping people affected by mental illness.

Sarco´dose / Boeck Website

In both Dutch/English)Nederlands eerste Webpagina voor de ziekte Sarco´dose / Besnier Boeck Schaumann van en door patiŰnten en ge´nteresseerden.
Dutch Website for the Sarcoidosis / Boeck's disease from patients for patients and those interested.

Schizophrenia Digest

Dedicated to bringing hope, dignity, and support by providing information about mental health issues.

Schizophrenia Fellowship New Zealand

The Fellowship is a voluntary organisation established to help people cope with schizophrenia and related disorders.
The Fellowship is here for both support and education. Members of the Fellowship share information and strategies for everything from coping with symptoms to finding financial, medical or other resources.

Schizophrenia Ireland

Schizophrenia Ireland (SI) is the national organization concerned with the interests of people with schizophrenia and their caring relatives.
Founded in 1975, SI operates support groups for people with schizophrenia and for caring relatives throughout the country; a national telephone helpline; a counselling service, a Job Club (WORKLINK), an information service and awareness-raising activities.

Schizophrenia Research - Elsevier

Schizophrenia Research An International Multidisciplinary Journal Search only in this publication Search only by Author Free Sample Copy Full Text Online: More Information Description Rapid publication of new international research that contributes to the understanding of schizophrenic disorders. It is hoped that this journal will aid in bringing together previously separated biological, clinical and psychological research on this disorder, and stimulate the synthesis of these data into cohesive hypotheses. Types of Papers:

Schizophrenia Research Foundation of India

Schizophrenia Research Foundation of India is a non profit voluntary organisation involved in research, rehabilitation and public education.

Schizophrenia.com

I started this web site in the summer of 1996 in memory of my brother John who suffered from schizophrenia and who, to my infinite regret, took his own life in November 1995. I had spoken to my brother about the idea for this site about a year prior to when I started it; it seems like the Internet is an ideal avenue for people with schizophrenia, as well as the families, friends, researchers, and other professionals to get together and share information and experiences in the common battle against this disease. People can access the internet from the privacy of their own homes or offices, they can communicate anonymously with others while sharing valuable and private information that others will benefit from, and the information can be made available around the world at any time of the day or night.

Schizophrenics Anonymous

To educate the public at-large about schizophrenia-related disorders, foster the development and maintenance of support groups for those affected and their loved ones, provide an information clearinghouse/network for persons seeking assistance, provide early detection and the availability of adequate on-going treatment interventions, and to promote research regarding the understanding and treatment of schizophrenia.

The Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW Inc

The Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW Inc. has increased steadily over the years to meet the needs of people living with schizophrenia. We are a nonprofit organisation and rely heavily on community support. While all of these services are provided free of charge, your donations help to maintain existing support and to develop new services, both in metropolitan and rural areas of NSW.

The Schizophrenia Society of Canada

In the struggle to alleviate the suffering caused by schizophrenia, a small dedicated group founded The Schizophrenia Society of Canada in 1979, which now has 10 provincial associations and over 100 chapters/branches from coast to coast.

The Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan Inc.

Is a branch of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada and is a non-profit organization, dedicated to alleviating the suffering caused by schizophrenia.

The World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders

The World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders was founded in Toronto in 1982 by representatives from several national family organizations. It is the only international organization dedicated to lightening the burden of schizophrenia (and allied disorders) for sufferers and their families.

TIPS

TIPS is a project working to detect and treat serious psychiatric illnesses as early as possible. The main goal is to reduce the time it takes from patients with psychosis develop symptoms until treatment is started, and to test whether this has an impact on the patients long term functioning/ prognosis.

Youth and Mental Illness - Early Psychosis Intervention

A very much needed project of the National Canadian Mental Health Association on best practices in early intervention. They are collecting data, describing each existing early intervention program in Canada, documenting and promoting best practices across the country.

Ypsilon (In Dutch)

Als een familielid, partner of vriend een psychose heeft gehad, heeft dat natuurlijk vooral gevolgen voor hem of haar. Maar ook ˙w leven verandert erdoor. Allerlei vragen komen op: Wat is een psychose eigenlijk? Hoe komt 't? Hoe lang gaat het duren? Moet hij of zij worden opgenomen? Bij wie kan ik terecht? Hoe vertel ik het de buren? Wat gaat er gebeuren en wie bepaalt dat? Kan ik zelf ook iets doen?
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