Mental Health Consumers
Self Help Clearinghouse
International. 175 groups. Founded 1985. Organized and run by people with a schizophrenia-related disorders. Offers support, fellowship and information. Focuses on recovery, using a 6-step program, along with medication and professional help. Weekly meetings and e-newsletters. Provides assistance in starting and maintaining groups.
P.O. Box 941222
Houston, TX 77094-8222
Voice: 240-423-9432 or toll-free 1-866-800-5199
NAMI Information Helpline
National. 160 groups. Founded 2007. Provides weekly recovery support groups for consumers living with mental illness where members learn from each others' experiences, share coping strategies and offer each other encouragement and understanding. Helps anyone interested in starting a group.
Website: http://www.nami.org (click on 'Find Support,' then 'Consumer Support')