Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

The Campaign to Change Direction


A Collective Impact Effort

America is at a crossroads when it comes to how our society addresses mental health. We know that one in five of our citizens have a diagnosable mental health condition, and that more Americans are expected to die this year by suicide than in car accidents.

While many of us are comfortable acknowledging publicly our physical suffering, for which we almost always seek help, many more of us privately experience mental suffering, for which we almost never reach out.


Many of these suicides can be viewed as murders actually.

Back someone into a hideous corner with no way out and some will just end it.

Most of them would never do such a thing but this place doesn’t leave them with any options.

And most of these suicides are not mental illnesses.


Mental illness in general can’t be seen. People say - everyone has mental suffering. What makes them different than us? Snap out of it, get a job like the rest of us.