Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Christina Bruni's Posts

Recovery Options: Tax-Free Savings Accounts

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 moreChevron

Family Members Forum: Special Needs Trusts

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 moreChevron

Book Review: Left of the Dial

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 moreChevron

Schizophrenia Recovery Strategies: Self-Esteem

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 moreChevron

Recovery Stories: Bill MacPhee

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 moreChevron