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Christina Bruni's Posts

Goal Setting Part Three: Completing A Goal

Completing a goal takes time and effort.  It's a matter of your own preference whether you publicly state your goal or keep it private.  I find that being vocal about my success holds me accountable to staying on-point on my activist message of hope.   See my SharePost the Stages of Change.  Read the John Norcross book... Read moreChevron

Goal Setting: Part Two: Follow-Through

Successful follow=through is the difference between achieving a goal and failing.  Quitting before you've even started on the follow-through might be a likely scenario for a lot of people diagnosed with schizophrenia.   A fortune cookie implores: "There is no shame in failure only in quitting."  You don't know unless you try whether... Read moreChevron

Goal Setting Part One: Setting a Goal

Along with biology: an underlying reason a lot of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia might not set goals is because their "pre-morbid" level of functioning wasn't high to begin with.   If you have little experience at social events, with "going for the gold" on a sports team or in another traditional arena like dating or relating, it... Read moreChevron

Schizophrenia News August 2014

Research indicates individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia cannot set and achieve goals.  Does this hold true for everyone with schizophrenia?  What percentage of people with this illness are unable to set and achieve goals?   One study involved 47 people with schizophrenia and 41 people without this illness.  To be... Read moreChevron

IMHO: Getting The Right Treatment Right Away Halts Disability

With the latest focus on treating individuals in the prodromal stage with psychosocial modalities, with or without medication, I wanted to give my take on the story.   In 1986, exactly one year before I had my breakdown, I sought help because I felt something wasn't right.  I met with a woman at the Student Life Office on my college... Read moreChevron