People with mental health conditions might advocate for medication and disease research. They may also push for advancements and educate the public about living with a mental health condition and the stigma that exists. Advocates put a human face to their conditions. They choose to put their time and energy into issues that matter most to them.
Today, there are many local and national organizations that advocate for people with serious mental health conditions. These groups educate the public and bring the truth to light—that people with mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, are equal and productive members of society.
Learn what Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPSS) are and how they can play a role on treatment teams to help people living with a mental illness.