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Students With Psychosis is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that empowers student leaders and advocates worldwide through community building and collaboration. We provide over 160+ hours monthly of virtual programming at no cost to our student leaders and advocates, with at least five hours facilitated each day and opportunities to get more involved. Faculty, student lived experience, and advocate lived experience memberships are free with paid membership tiers for mental health professionals, students pursuing a mental health degree, creatives, and friends/family members. Members can apply for an intern, advocate, brand ambassador, event coordinator, or community group leadership position to get more involved.

When you think of psychosis, do you think of a group of people working together as an effective team? Do you think of faces of leadership? Students With Psychosis is challenging how the world sees people living with psychosis. Students With Psychosis puts our students at the decision-making table; 100% of our Executive Board Members and Staff are current student leaders or recently graduated alumni from our student leader program or internship program. To book a guest speaker, email team@sws.ngo.

OUR FEATURES

Students With Psychosis collaborated videos have gained over 35 million views on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook combined in collaboration with TEDx, twice on Special Books By Special Kids, Barcroft TV, and Anthony Padilla. We have been featured in Fortune, The Boston Globe, Glamour UK, Women’s Health Magazine, CBS This Morning national news, twice in Forbes, PBS documentary, USA Today College, Healthline, Daily Mail, The Indian Express, MTV University, WGBH, and Mental Health America.

WHO WE ARE

OUR VISION

Students With Psychosis envisions a world where no student or advocate living with psychosis worldwide goes without community and access to education.

OUR VALUES

Students With Psychosis values (1) the lived experience perspective in leadership positions, (2) both the accurate and respectful representation of people living with psychosis, (3) community, workplace, and educational environments to not only be supportive but also empowering to people living with psychosis, (4) a person’s worth is not determined by grades or degree level, and (5) informed shared decision making in treatment options. Students With Psychosis does not promote any particular treatment options.

OUR MISSION

Students With Psychosis empowers students and advocates living with psychosis worldwide through community building and collaboration.

OUR GOALS

Students With Psychosis aims to expand mental health/brain health advocacy at the college level to ensure psychosis representation, including a global perspective. Too often is psychosis left out of the mental health/brain health conversation on college campuses, and our narrative is also often limited, excluding intersectional community members.

OUR OBJECTIVES

Our primary objectives include: (1) growing and connecting our virtual and in-person programs, (2) organizing outreach initiatives, and (3) founding in-person college clubs/affiliates/hubs.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION/ REGISTER SCHOOL

Membership plan fees help make it possible for us to offer 160+ hours monthly of FREE facilitated virtual programming to our students and advocates. Join today as a faculty member for FREE to bring SWP to your school.

REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL (FREE)

Would you like to register your school? Our goal is to have over 100 schools registered and pledged to hold at least one psychosis-specific in-person outreach event throughout the 2022-23 academic school year. Even though one event per year does not cover the need that is not currently being met for psychosis representation on campuses, we see this as a good first step for getting into the doors of universities and back into in-person college campus outreach.

STUDENT/ADVOCATE MEMBERSHIP (FREE)

We are both grateful and so proud here at Students With Psychosis that we can offer over 160+ hours monthly of FREE facilitated virtual programming to our students and advocates. This membership also includes access to our discord, live chats, audio hangouts, and virtual meetings. Students just need to register with their school email, and advocates have to fill out an application and complete an interview to join.

FACULTY MEMBERSHIP (FREE)

If you live with psychosis or are a faculty member signing up to bring SWP to your school, your membership is FREE.

FAMILY/FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP (PAID)

The paid Family/Friends Membership includes over 10+ hours a month of facilitated virtual programming to help connect with other friends and family members of people living with psychosis and meet with students and advocates living with psychosis worldwide. Students With Psychosis centers on the lived experience perspective, but ally support is essential in movement and support network building.

CREATIVE MEMBERSHIP (PAID)

Would you like to share your submit your creative work for feedback? Suppose you are a creative (student discounts available) and want to learn more about the lived experience perspective of psychosis. In that case, the paid Creative Membership offers 10+ hours of virtual programming each month, including workshops, discussions, events, and feedback.

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP (PAID)

If you are a mental health professional/researcher (student discounts available) and want to learn more about the lived experience perspective of psychosis, the paid Mental Health Professional Membership offers 10+ hours of virtual programming each month, including workshops, discussions, events, and feedback. Members also have the opportunity to present their research to our membership for feedback. Students With Psychosis values informed shared decision-making in treatment options. Students With Psychosis does not promote any particular treatment option, and presentations are subject to review and must follow Students With Psychosis community guidelines.

GET MORE INVOLVED/ LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

There are so many ways to get involved other than through our memberships! Apply to be an intern, advocate, brand ambassador, or community group leader. You do not have to be a student or living with psychosis to apply as an intern, advocate, brand ambassador, or community group leader.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Students With Psychosis reviews internship applications and accepts them on a rolling admission basis. Interns can get involved from anywhere globally with a reliable internet connection. Thank you for volunteering your time. Separately, Students With Psychosis can work with the intern’s school for the intern to receive college credit, payment, or fulfill an internship/practicum requirement.

ADVOCACY NETWORK

If you are applying to join our Advocacy Network channel on Discord to connect with fellow psychosis advocates, please upload or link your advocacy project in your application. These projects can include an e-portfolio, social media link(s), artwork, etc.

COMMUNITY GROUP LEADER

To be a Community Group Leader means that you will help lead meetings, projects, or initiatives generated from this group. Students With Psychosis Community Groups on the Discord platform help meet the needs of our intersectional community members and help hold Students With Psychosis accountable in matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

BRAND AMBASSADOR

Join our Students With Psychosis Brand Ambassador Program. Being part of this program allows our media team to follow your social media accounts and share/repost your content on SWP social media channels to help amplify your message and draw our audience to your account. SWP only shares/reposts content from SWP brand ambassadors or partnered organizations. SWP will only promote content that follows SWP Community Guidelines.

EVENT COORDINATOR

Want to coordinate an outreach event in your local area? Apply for one of our membership tiers, and then email team@sws.ngo about your interest in organizing an outreach event in your local area.

LET’S CONNECT

When you think of psychosis, do you think of a group of people working together as an effective team? Do you think of faces of leadership? Students With Psychosis is challenging how the world sees people living with psychosis. Students With Psychosis puts our students at the decision-making table; 100% of our Executive Board Members and Staff are current student leaders or recently graduated alumni from our student leader program or internship program. To book a guest speaker, email team@sws.ngo.

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