A more proactive approach to treatment and care
Finding a way to stop those with serious mental
illness from falling through the cracks.
The mission of the Marguerite Hardin Schizophrenia Foundation is to alleviate the suffering caused by schizophrenia and other serious mental illness, by focusing in particular on key strategic issues. Among them is the need to take a more proactive approach to treatment and care. Other priorities include the involvement of family members as part of the treatment team and the development of peer family support.
The strategy arises largely from the pioneering family-support and advocacy work done by Marguerite Hardin after whom the Foundation is named.
The Foundation is primarily a grant-giving organization, using the flexibility of grants to target resources. The Foundation can, at the same time, undertake projects of its own.
Family members with direct experience helping loved ones with schizophrenia together with others who also have a broad knowledge of the illness and its challenges.
MHSF’s priorities and the many key issues that affect how schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses are dealt with.
The pioneering front-line work that inspired MHSF’s creation – work, often in crisis situations, helping people get the treatment they needed.