Alameda County families fighting for

better, longer lives for our loved ones

with serious mental illness

We are a coalition of family members, caregivers and supporters of persons who have severe neurobiological disorders such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder.

We advocate for changes to public health funding, laws, policies and practices that fail to adequately help those with these debilitating mental illnesses.

The current focus on short-term crisis stabilization must be replaced with a commitment to sustained long-term treatment. Inpatient and outpatient care must be integrated into a continuum that provides both medical care and the social supports needed to enable those with severe mental illness to live their best lives.

We believe that providing these services is less costly in the long run, but more importantly, it will reduce the human suffering caused by inadequate treatment and care.