Stories of recovery -

Edi Guyton, lives with depression
Edi Guyton
December 17, 2012
A woman explains why she finally agreed to try deep brain stimulation for her depression. As a Ph.D. who rose to head a university department, and...
Danielle Zavala, 26-year old from Austin Texas living a productive life, recovering from borderline personality disorder
Danielle Zavala
October 17, 2012
A young woman with borderline personality disorder uses social media to transform the pain of her experience into benefit for others. Danielle...
Ruth Deming, award-winning writer and psychotherapist and director of New Directions of Abington, PA lives with bipolar disorder
Ruth Deming (right)
August 07, 2012
Ruth Deming is an award-winning writer and psychotherapist and director of New Directions of Abington, PA, a nonprofit organization she started in...
David, living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
David
June 29, 2012
David spent the first half of his life as a sweet, if somewhat hyper, child who enjoyed drawing. The second half he has spent as a struggling and...
Janet Susin, president of the Queens/Nassau chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Janet Susin
June 08, 2012
A Leader at NAMI Discusses Her Unwavering 25-Year Support of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Like many donors to the Brain &...
Neil Barber, lives with schizophrenia
Neil Barber
March 20, 2012
The summer before Neil Barber’s junior year in high school, he and three of his buddies decided to experiment with marijuana. Neil’s dad, Greg,...
Victor and Edith, 1935
Victor and Edith, 1935
January 19, 2012
A daughter supports mental health research to ensure other families don’t have to live through what hers did. Among Janet Larsen’s family mementos,...
Emily lives with bipolar disorder and is in recovery
Amy's Daughter, Emily
January 16, 2012
Amy McClellan’s young daughter Emily had what seemed like normal tantrums in early childhood, but as they progressively worsened into bouts of manic...
Dolores Emory Donor, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Dolores and Todd
January 11, 2012
This is a true story about what happened to a family when mental illness struck one of its children.My son Todd Christopher O’Connell was born April...
Stephen Maguire
Stephen Maguire
November 15, 2011
Stephen Maguire, a doctoral student in mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, began noticing a while back that sometimes on...

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