December 19, 2005

Donate to Schizophrenia Research

During this time of the season people's thoughts frequently turn to charity. Here are some suggestions:

If you are looking to make a positive impact in the lives of people who have schizophenia, we recommend donations to the non-profit organizations that do the research that will ultimately lead to better treatments for schizophrenia, and to preventative approaches to schizophrenia.

The best group to donate to (in our opinion) is the group NARSAD (with which we have no affiliation). NARSAD is a private, not-for-profit public charity 501(C)(3) organized for the purpose of raising funds for scientific research into the causes, cures, treatments and prevention of severe psychiatric brain disorders, such as schizophrenia and depression.

If you want to, you can make a donation today to NARSAD by going to their web site Donate to NARSAD Web Page For larger amounts, you might contact them directly and specify that you'd like your donation to go towards schizophrenia research. NARSAD also has a number of different ways to donate to their organization - you can learn more here: Ways to Give to NARSAD

Another area of great hope is in schizophrenia prevention and early detection and treatment. Research out of Yale University has shown hopeful signs that there may be approaches that could lead to preventative approaches to schizophrenia, for people at high risk (i.e. those with family members with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder) - and Yale University is the leading instituion in the US focused on this very important area.

If you'd like to make a substantial donation for research at Yale's PRIME center (focused on prevention and early treatment of schizophrenia) - or if you're really interested in making a very, very big positive impact in the world you could even provide the money ($500,000 and above) for an endowed research chair (position) focused on schizophrenia prevention and early detection - in Yale University's Psychiatry Department. For this type of donation, its best to contact the Yale PRIME center directly (see link below).

Yale PRIME center or by phone at: 1-866-AT-PRIME (1-866-287-7463) or 203-785-2100


Great thread, excellent information and a very worthy cause for research into schizophrenia.

Posted by: Shannon Hawkins at December 21, 2005 11:47 AM

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