Stories of Recovery

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. From The Quarterly,...
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 1986 to...
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 haunted adult...
Janet Susin, president of the Queens/Nassau chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Janet Susin
June 08, 2012
From The Quarterly, Spring 2012 Like many donors to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, Janet and Myron Susin of Long Island, New York, have a...
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, recalls the...

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