Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Christina Bruni's Posts

Ashley Smith Interview Continued

      This is the second part of the interview with Ashley Smith, fearless recovery blogger and all-around wonderful person.  At the end of the interview I will provide a link to where you can buy her first book.   CB: How long have you kept the blog and what is your goal in publishing What's On My Mind?  How has... Read moreChevron

Ashley Smith on Overcoming Schizophrenia: Hope In Lived Experience

This month and in the coming months:   I will focus on peers committed to mental health activism.  Each in their own way is living proof that things can get better and that when the road is hard it helps to have another person in your corner rooting for you.   I'm honored to interview Ashley Smith our first peer in April who I will... Read moreChevron

Schizophrenia News March 2014

The latest news isn't new at all: "primary negative symptoms worsen functioning in schizophrenia," according to a study of 1427 individuals with schizophrenia with an average age of 40.6 years and 74 percent men.   Primary negative symptoms harshly affect social, vocational and recreational functioning.   In the study, as the negative... Read moreChevron

Helping Families In Mental Health Crisis

I'm going to detour from the focus of this month's news articles by detailing an urgent need in America to address our shameful and inadequate if not non-existent mental healthcare.   Everyone living in America should be outraged that Ebony Wilkerson had bail set at $1.2M because she drove her 3 kids into the surf.  She was automatically... Read moreChevron

The Positive Psychiatry Movement

The members of the Positive Psychiatry Movement are gaining ground in the battle to save the lives of individuals with severe mental illnesses.   Our goal is to restore the health of everyone living with mental health challenges so individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar and other mental illnesses can live what I call full and... Read moreChevron