SARDAA promotes hope and recovery through support programs, education, collaboration, and advocacy. Our vision is that every person living with a schizophrenia-related brain disorder receives respect, appropriate treatment, and an opportunity to live a meaningful and satisfying life in a compassionate community free of discrimination.
SARDAA Programs provide
- Peer Support for Diagnosed Individuals and Families
- Information and Resources for people with Schizophrenia-related brain disorders, their families, professionals, and the public
- Personal Stories of Recovery and Hope
- A Speaker’s Bureau of People with expertise about Schizophrenia-related brain disorders
- Public Education Campaigns
- Online Resource Library of Promising and Evidence-based Practices
- Advocacy at the Federal, State, and Local Levels to increase access to treatment for Neuropsychiatric Policies and Funding
- BRAIN Campaign to amend language recognizing schizophrenia spectrum illnesses are physical, neuro-circuitry disorders of the brain.
Six Steps for Recovery
- I SURRENDER… I admit I need help. I can’t do it alone.
- I CHOOSE… I choose to be well. I take full responsibility for my choices and realize the choices I make directly influence the quality of my days.
- I BELIEVE… I now come to believe that I have been provided with great inner resources and I will use these resources to help myself and others.
- I FORGIVE… I forgive myself for all the mistakes I have made. I also forgive and release everyone who has injured or harmed me in any way.
- I UNDERSTAND… I now understand that erroneous, self-defeating thinking contributes to my problems, failures, unhappiness and fears. I am ready to have my belief system altered so my life can be transformed.
- I DECIDE… I make a decision to turn my life over to the care of a higher power/God, AS I UNDERSTAND that higher power/God, surrendering my will and false beliefs. I ask to be changed in depth.
Normally SARDAA offers face to face meetings, but due to COVID they are only providing conference all groups.