Students With Schizophrenia

empowering students and advocates worldwide through community-building and collaboration

aka Students With Psychosis   |   STATE COLLEGE, PA   |
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Students With Schizophrenia

EIN: 83-0530404


Students With Psychosis empowers students and advocates living with psychosis worldwide through community building and collaboration.

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Human rights

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Economically disadvantaged people


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Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

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501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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What we aim to solve

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The need to assist college students living with psychosis is not a niche topic. The National Institute of Mental Health Supporting college students with psychosis is vital. The National Institute of Mental Health reveals 3/100 people will experience psychosis, and about 100,000 US adolescents and young adults face it yearly [1]. The onset coincides with college age (15-25) per the Child Mind Institute [2], aligning with the prevalent age group (18-24) in US colleges as per The Hamilton Project [3]. Given the potential life impact of a degree, indicated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data showing higher earnings and lower unemployment for degree holders [4], tailored solutions for such students are critical. [1] NIMH [2] Child Mind Institute [3] The Hamilton Project [4] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Our programs

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2022 Outreach: Students With Psychosis gave in-person presentations this year at the Schizophrenia International Research Society 2022 Congress (Florence, Italy), South Southwest MHTTC First Episode Psychosis Conference 2022 (Austin, Texas), Mental Health America 2022 Annual Conference (Washington, D.C.), 2022 Early Psychosis Conference (Nashville, Tennessee), ISPS-US National Conference 2022 (Sacramento, California), Reverse Engineering of Digital Measures 2022 (Zurich, Switzerland), Mass-STEP Conference hosted by the Massachusetts Psychosis Network for Early Treatment (MAPNET) (Boston, Massachusetts), and Harvard University (Boston, Massachusetts) reaching collectively estimated 20,000+ individuals in-person and virtually. In 2023, Students With Psychosis will attend the Schizophrenia International Research Society 2023 Congress (Toronto, Canada).

Population(s) Served
People with psychosocial disabilities

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Our results

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Students With Psychosis aims to expand mental health/brain health advocacy at the college level to ensure psychosis representation, including a global perspective. Too often is psychosis left out of the mental health/brain health conversation on college campuses, and our narrative is also often limited, excluding intersectional community members.

Our primary objectives include: (1) growing and connecting our virtual and in-person programs, (2) organizing outreach initiatives, and (3) founding in-person college clubs/affiliates/hubs.


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Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director


Cecilia McGough (they/she) is a New York City-based mental health activist, nonprofit executive director, co-author, public speaker, consultant, and former radio astronomer. McGough is autistic and also happens to have schizophrenia, but they do not let their diagnoses define them.

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Board of directors
as of 07/24/2023
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Board co-chair

Emeka Chima

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Term: 2024 - 2023

Board co-chair

Rei Scott

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Term: 2023 - 2024

Abigail Pratt

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Cecilia Joyce-DiBart

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Filomena Curcio

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Luciano Bonader

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Ian Jiles

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Samantha Jackson

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/24/2023

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/01/2023

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.