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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.

WHO WE ARE

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.

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) 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.

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 in Fall 2022. 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 door 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/community groups, open mic signups, SWP Bulletin submissions, and virtual meetings on Google Meets including peer support groups, guest speaker events, discussion groups, creative meetings, game nights, and community 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 20+ 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 acknowledges that ally support is essential in both movement and support network building.

CREATIVE MEMBERSHIP (PAID)

If you are a creative (student discounts available) and want to learn more about the lived experience perspective of psychosis, the paid Creative Membership offers 10+ hours of virtual programming each month, including workshops, discussions, and feedback.

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP (PAID)

If you are a mental health professional (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, and feedback.

PSYCHOLOGY/MENTAL HEALTH-RELATED STUDENT MEMBERSHIP (PAID)

If you are a student studying psychology or a mental health-related degree and want to learn more about the lived experience perspective of psychosis, the paid psychology/mental health-related student membership offers 10+ hours of virtual programming each month, including workshops, discussions, and feedback.

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 review internship applications and accept them on a rolling admission basis. Interns can get involved from anywhere globally with a reliable internet connection. The internship time commitment is a minimum of three hours a week. Students With Psychosis also can work with your school to receive college credit or fulfill an internship requirement. Thank you for volunteering your time.

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 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.

OUR TEAM

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 senior staff members. To book a guest speaker, email team@sws.ngo.

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