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Students With Psychosis is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that empowers student leaders and advocates worldwide and their families 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 to six hours facilitated each day and opportunities to get more involved.
There are so many ways to get involved other than through our memberships! Apply to be an intern, advocate, brand ambassador, or community leader. Students do not have to apply to one of these positions to join SWP and just need to register for a FREE membership. To learn more about memberships, click the button below. (NEW!) We also have a parent/family membership option. To get more involved outside of memberships, scroll down and apply. You do not have to be a student or living with psychosis to apply as an intern, advocate, brand ambassador, or community group leader. Want to bring SWP to your school? Click “Register School” below.
COMMUNITY GROUP LEADER APPLICATION
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 inclusion and diversity. Community groups include the LGBTQIA+ Group, BIPOC Group, and Comorbidity Group. We are adding more community groups based on the feedback of our student leader and advocacy community. Areas that we are looking into to expand include but are not limited to psychosis representation (media, workplace, education, etc.) and global perspective (language, culture, history, etc.).
BRAND AMBASSADOR APPLICATION
Do you have a psychosis advocacy social media channel? We want to help promote you. Join our Students With Psychosis Brand Ambassador Program. Being part of this program allows our media team to follow your social media account 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. To stay active in the SWP Brand Ambassador Program, we ask ambassadors to post at least one post a month that mentions @studentswithpsychosis. We ask that SWP Brand Ambassadors use #StudentsWithPsychosis hashtags on the content they would like SWP to share.
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION
Students With Psychosis is reviewing internship applications and accepting them on a rolling admission basis. Interns can get involved from anywhere globally with a reliable internet connection. Required time commitment is approximately four hours along with weekly virtual internship meeting attendance. Students With Psychosis models a workplace that is supportive and empowering for people living with psychosis. This includes flexibility and accommodations on both attendance and assignments. You do not have to be a student or living with psychosis to apply. Students With Psychosis also can work with your school to receive college credit or fulfill an internship requirement. Thank you for volunteering your time. We are looking for more interns interested in moderating comments on Discord, coordinating open mics, or helping with recruitment. Interns are also involved in the planning of SWP outreach initiatives and events. We also have special projects for interns who express interest in doing more. SWP is growing, and our leadership team behind the scenes is growing as well.
ADVOCACY PROGRAM APPLICATION
Advocates get the same FREE membership access as student leaders with over 160+ hours monthly of virtual programming, discord access, and upload access to the accommodations and coping skills database, virtual gallery, open mic and storytelling event sign-ups, and SWP Bulletin submissions. Virtual Meetings and discord includes: BIPOC Community Group, LGBTQIA+ Community Group, Comorbidity Group, Office Hours, Daily Live Chat, Daily Audio Hangouts, Weekly Peer Support Groups, Weekly Guest Speaker Events, Weekly Discussion Groups, Weekly Planning Meetings, Weekly Game Nights, Weekly Creative Meetings, Weekly Community Meetings, Monthly Storytelling Events, and Monthly Open Mics.
WHO WE ARE
OUR VISIONStudents With Psychosis envisions a world where no student or advocate living with psychosis worldwide goes without community and access to education.
OUR VALUESStudents 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) shared decision making in treatment options. Students With Psychosis does not promote any particular treatment options.
OUR MISSIONStudents With Psychosis empowers student leaders and advocates living with psychosis worldwide through community building and collaboration.
OUR GOALSStudents 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 OBJECTIVESOur 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.
As of July 2021, Students With Psychosis collaborated videos have gained over 26 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 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, Mental Health America, and more!
Students With Psychosis puts our students at the decision-making table; 100% of our Executive Board Members are current student leaders or recently graduated alumni from our student leader program. Staff run the daily programs of Students With Psychosis, and the Advisory Council gives advice to both the Executive Board and Staff.