President Barack Obama signed into law the Achieving A Better Life Experience, or ABLE, Act. The law allows individuals with mental illnesses whose onset of disability occurred before age 26 to fund a tax-free savings account with up to $14,000/year up to a total of $100,000. The money in the account can be used to pay for qualified expenses... Read more
I've decided to talk in detail about setting up a special needs trust for your son or daughter in the event they are diagnosed with schizophrenia and won't be able to earn income in order to function on their own. I might have talked about this on occasion in the past yet it is a recovery topic that I'm totally inflamed about and will... Read more
Recovery is often a long and winding process to get to a better life for yourself. Pit stops and detours along the way are common. You have to believe in yourself even when others do not. A greeting card my mother gave me boldly asserted: Nothing Succeeds Like Persistence.
In here shortly, I will write a... Read more
I told a good friend I'm reckless because I don't care what other people think of me, nor do I care about the stigma. "You're not reckless," he shot back. "You have self-esteem."
This got me thinking about developing self-esteem as a bona fide schizophrenia recovery strategy. I understand that a significant number of us,... Read more
I'm returning at HealthCentral with more Recovery Stories like I used to publish about a year or two ago. My goal is to give a voice to individuals who might not have a voice.
Here's Bill MacPhee in his own words:
When Christina Bruni called me I was thrilled to talk to her. She used to be a... Read more