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Christina Bruni's Posts

Exposing Your Mental Illness in the Workplace

My schizophrenia diagnosis was disclosed via the employee newsletter. In 2004, I had won the NAMI-Staten Island Volunteer of the Year award for my "courageous accomplishments in improving the lives of people living with mental illnesses and their families." The editor published my honor in the Good for You section of the newsletter.  Read moreChevron

Finding and Succeeding at Employment With Schizophrenia

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month.


Upwards of 70 percent of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia in a recent study expressed an interest in working at a job. I've been employed for over 25 years now and will focus this SharePost on practical ways to find and succeed at a job when you have this illness.Read moreChevron

5 Ways Schizophrenia Changes You

Living with schizophrenia changes you in five important ways:

1.  You often become "invisible."

Some of us have outward appearances of schizophrenia: talking to voices aloud, uncombed hair, mannerisms a little "off." Others can fit right in to society and hold jobs and Read moreChevron

Treating Depression Occurring with Schizophrenia

There are three major types of depression - clinical, situational, and seasonal.

I had the last two. After I got out of the hospital the second time I was depressed because I had landed in the hospital again. Dr. Santiago gave mean anti-depressant, and assured: "I give all my patients this when they come out of the... Read moreChevron

5 Coping Skills for Stress and Trauma in Schizophrenia Recovery

In light of the anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks this SharePost will list tactics for healing trauma and Read moreChevron