Steve Colori was born in 1986 and grew up in rural Massachusetts. At age 19 while attending the University of New Hampshire he began experiencing a mental health episode and was first diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 22. Two years later his second and last episode occurred at age 24 and this time he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. During the next several years of his life Steve worked hard with multiple forms of therapy to overcome the disorder. One of the most vital components to his recovery was writing. Drafting a memoir was one of his most critical steps in moving forward as a writer and also within his mental health recovery.
Steve currently works at McLean Hospital as a peer specialist and as a program coordinator. With his work, he drafts and provides in-services, he helps teach within the residency program for Harvard Medical School, he works within in-patient, out-patient, and residential settings within the Psychotic Disorders Division providing individual peer to peer work and group facilitation. Steve writes regularly for Schizophrenia Bulletin by Oxford Medical Journals, he writes a Mental Health Column titled Steve Colori Talks Mental Health, and his books, Experiencing and Overcoming Schizoaffective Disorder and Thoughts on Therapy are available on Amazon. Steve has lectured throughout the Greater Boston Area including for Harvard Executive Education, Pharmaceutical Companies, NAMI Connecticut and NAMI Massachusetts, and he lectures regularly at McLean Hospital.
For years he has had a desire to help others through his writing and he still works hard towards doing so to this day.
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