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MEMBERSHIP

VIRTUAL MEETING SCHEDULE

Daily 9-10 AM EST – Audio Hangouts

Mondays 6-7 PM EST – Peer Support Group
Tuesdays 6-7 PM EST* SCHEDULE – Guest Speaker Event
Wednesday 9-11 PM EST – Discussion Group
Thursday 3-5 PM EST – Planning Meeting
Friday 7-9 PM EST – Game Night
Saturday 9-11 PM EST – Creative Meeting
Sunday 3-4 PM EST – Community Meeting

GET MORE INVOLVED

Apply to become an intern, advocate, brand ambassador, or community group leader reference our “Get Involved” page or click HERE.

COMMUNITY GROUPS

Join a community group on Discord. Email team@sws.ngo that you would like to join. 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 and interests 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.).

OFFICE HOUR SCHEDULE

Mondays 11 AM-Noon EST (Advocates)
Tuesday 3-4 PM EST (Students)

Tuesday 8-9 PM EST (Interns)
Wednesdays 11 PM-Midnight EST (Advocates)
Friday 10-11 AM EST (Students)
Sunday Noon-1 PM EST (Interns)

LIVE CHAT

Live chats are daily text-based only on discord Noon-1 PM EST and Midnight-1 AM EST.

VIRTUAL MEETINGS

DAILY VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: Virtual meetings and discord are private or for student leaders and advocates who have a membership through Students With Psychosis. Live chats are daily text-based only on discord Noon-1 PM EST and Midnight-1 AM EST. Audio hangouts are through virtual meetings and the Google Meets platform held daily at 9 AM EST. Live captions are available on all of our video and audio calls. ‪Live captions also have auto-generated translations available in German, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish (Mexico).

PEER SUPPORT GROUP: Peer Support Groups are where we both meet new and returning members, share highs and lows, and learn from each other as fellow peers. (Mondays 6-7 PM EST)

GUEST SPEAKER TUESDAY: Each week we have a guest speaker event. Event times change each week based on the availability of our guest speakers and to be more accommodating to our global audience tuning in from a variety of time zones. (Tuesdays TBA)

DISCUSSION GROUP: Each week, we have a new topic to discuss. Only share what you are comfortable in sharing. Your voice matters. (Wednesdays 9-11 PM EST)

PLANNING MEETING: It is important to us that our student leaders and advocates get their voices heard and are part of the planning process when organizing events and initiatives. (Thursdays 3-5 PM EST)

GAME NIGHT: We come together and play games. Come hang out with us! You do not have to play the game to participate. (Fridays 7-8 PM EST)

CREATIVE MEETING: This is a space where we share creative works both complete and works in progress, whether music, art, poetry, spoken word, etc. We also have creative writing prompts each meeting and often share our music playlists during the last half hour with the rest of the group. You do not have to write or share to participate. This is also a space for storytelling. Share your story with us. (Saturdays 9-11 PM EST)

COMMUNITY MEETING: Community Meetings are hosted weekly by two Executive Board members with our student leaders and advocates. It is important to us that all of our student leaders and advocates get the opportunity to meet with Executive Board members and also for Executive Board members to actively engage with and listen to community members. (Sundays 3-4 PM EST)

COMMUNITY GROUPS

Students With Psychosis community groups on the Discord platform help meet the needs of our intersectional community members and help hold Students With Psychosis responsible 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.).

REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL

Let’s bring our movement to your campus. Step one is to register your school. Register your school to plan an event, connect an affiliate, join a hub, or found a club. The purpose of registering your school would be to create peer support for students living with psychosis on your campus and ensure psychosis representation in your campus’s mental health initiatives. You do not have to found an SWP club to register your school. We actually recommend organizing an event or connecting an affiliate first to help with recruitment, but it all starts with registering your school. The differentiation between clubs and affiliates is that clubs are founded from scratch under the Students With Psychosis branding, and affiliates are already established mental health initiatives or clubs that would like to collaborate with Students With Psychosis. Hubs are geographically based in larger metropolitan areas, with our initial hubs located in New York City and Boston within the United States.

OPEN MICS + STORYTELLING EVENTS

Students With Psychosis holds monthly storytelling events and open mics. Storytelling private events are held once a month on the google meets platform for only Students With Psychosis members with a student leader/advocate membership or parent/family membership. Open Mics are held on Instagram Live @studentswithpsychosis with a public audience. Share your story, artwork, music, and more at our monthly open mics.

SWP BULLETIN + GALLERY SUBMISSIONS

(NEW!) Students With Psychosis is publishing written works in our SWP Bulletin along with putting together a virtual gallery. Only student leaders and advocates can submit an article. Submit a 500-1000 word article to be reviewed for submission. Articles can address different topics relevant to our community members or share your personal story. Students With Psychosis is also putting together a virtual gallery. Send us your artwork, photography, music, and videos to put into a gallery.

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