Robin Cunningham

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Robin wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Schizophrenia.

Latest by Robin Cunningham

Passive Ignorance - An Impediment to Acceptance

For a variety of reasons, many individuals with schizophrenia don’t get satisfactory treatment until years after the onset of their mental illness, if at all. In some cases this may be a consequence of the fact that there are no definitive diagnostic ...

NAMI 2007 Convention: An Interview with Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia

Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia, M.D. is a clinical psychiatrist and the outgoing President of the Board of Directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). She founded and operates an independent ment...

NAMI 2007 Convention: An Interview with Jonathan Stanley

Jonathan Stanley Johnathan Stanley Jonathan Stanley_, J.D., is the Acting Executive Director of the Treatment Advocacy Center (TAC), which is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of ...

Canvas: A Movie with Many Dimensions

It is a rare event when a motion picture presents paranoid schizophrenia in a responsible and accurate light. Canvas, which is due for release in five U.S. cities on October 12th of this year, is just such an event. We are thankful for it. The movie ...

Delusions of Grandeur and Paranoia

Delusions of Paranoia and Grandeur are common among those of us with schizophrenia. These are generally constructed from materials at hand. It appears that religious ideation has been the most common over the centuries. In the 1950s abduction by spac...

The Value of Support and Socialization

The perspectives on schizophrenia I can provide are not those of a psychiatrist, psychologist or licensed clinical social worker, but rather a consumer and family member. I have walked the walk on both sides of the street. As such, I can speak with e...

Coping with Disbelief and Denial of Family Members

The perspectives on schizophrenia I can provide are not those of a psychiatrist, psychologist or licensed clinical social worker, but rather a consumer and family member. I have walked the walk on both sides of the street.

Meet Robin Cunningham, Schizophrenia Expert Patient

Scientist, Businessman, Poet, and Activist, Cunningham Copes with Schizophrenia Daily Robin Cunningham holds a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Washington. After graduate studies in psychology at Washington and The University of No...