Countries with Local Action Groups
The initial site began in two distinct communities in São Paulo.
- Initiated in Saõ Paulo, the group began a Coalition Movement
for Mental Health in Brazil - an initiative that has already brought
five NGOs together and will continue to develop a common agenda to integrate
an Action Plan and advocate in the field of mental health.
- Established the Brazilian Schizophrenia Association - ABRE (Associação
Brasileira de familiares, amigos e portadores de Esquizofrenia).
- The "Book Project", initiated in 2001, is an ongoing collective
project composed by users, relatives and mental health professionals
for the production of texts with stories and experiences covering the
onset, crisis and diagnostic, treatment and recovery from schizophrenia.
The book, geared to the lay public, aims to capture experiences of those
living with the illness, pathways to help, as well as family needs and
Dr. Cecília Villares
Departamento de Psiquiatria
R. Botucatu, 740-30 andar
São Paulo - SP
Phone and Fax: 55-(11)-5081-3502