Latest by Christina Bruni

Recovery Strategies: Journaling and Blogging

Of all the strategies I’ve used in my recovery: keeping a journal has to be the number-one technique. I started out in college with a Journal course where we kept a journal and read our entries in class and at the end of the semester the professor to...

IMHO: Why ADL Skills Matter

ADL skills or activities of daily living are the foundation that a successful recovery is built on. The rocket shooters among us might sneer at these basic elements. Yet as far as I’ve come: I will give credit to a person’s ability to master simple t...

100 Individuals: Carolyn Dobbins Continued

CB: You use an interesting device: the “patient self” tells her life story to her “therapist self.” Talk about this. CD: I always wanted to tell someone my story and, for the longest, I knew it had to be a therapist. I had to keep it quiet, which I w...

100 Individuals: Erin Hawkes

Years ago: I started an interview series here where I talked with people diagnosed with schizophrenia that shed light on facets of their recovery. I will continue in this vein with the shorthand title: 100 Individuals. I’m honored to bring you a Q&am...

Recovery Strategies: Establishing a Routine

In my estimation: Establishing a routine is the foundation of a successful recovery. I wrote about this elsewhere and talked about the trend of reality TV where the drama, the bickering, the endless public scrutiny can’t be healthy. It can’t be healt...

Recovery Strategies: Mentoring

I’ve written before about my experiences and suggestions living in recovery. One aspect I want to tackle in greater detail is the idea of mentoring. In 1987, I knew no one else with a mental health diagnosis who flourished, was living a good life and ...

Recovery Strategies: Getting Credentials

This SharePost inaugurates a new round of news articles geared to sharing techniques with everyone that can help us live life well even with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. “Recovery Strategies” will be the theme of the ongoing series focused on impart...

Perspectives: The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet has long been touted (at least since the 1990s when I read the first Mediterranean Diet book by Marissa Cloutier) as the best kind of “diet” to follow. Related: HealthCentral’s Mediterranean Diet Explainer and Infographic Yet E...

Why A Person Might Not Want to Medicate

There are numerous reasons why a person might not want to take their recommended medication. An estimated 40 to 90 percent of patients with schizophrenia don’t take their medication as prescribed. Following the doctor’s orders: compliance is the sure...

Schizophrenia and Medication - Part Two

This SharePost continues the focus on schizophrenia medication in greater detail. It will list the numerous reasons a person might not want to take medication and effective strategies for finding the right doctor to treat you. An estimated 40 to 90 p...