Steve Colori was born in 1986 and grew up in rural Massachusetts. At age 19 while attending the University of New Hampshire he began losing his mental health 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 important therapies he used was writing therapy. He wanted to become a writer and decided to write a memoir which was paramount in his recovery from schizoaffective disorder and his advance beyond it.
Steve Colori currently works at McLean Hospital as a Peer Specialist. Within his work he teaches McLean hospital’s medical staff and resident doctors on a daily basis, providing insight and wisdom towards improving care. Within his work, Steve is a program coordinator, he drafts and provides in-service didactics, 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 has published 20 papers with Schizophrenia Bulletin by Oxford Medical Journals, he writes a Mental Health Column titled Steve Colori Talks Mental Health, and his first book Experiencing and Overcoming Schizoaffective Disorder has sold over 2,500 copies worldwide. His latest book, Thoughts on Therapy is also available on Amazon. Steve has lectured throughout the Greater Boston Area including for Harvard Executive Education, Pharmaceutical Companies, NAMI Connecticut, NAMI Massachusetts, NAMI GBCAN, and he lectures regularly at McLean Hospital and semi-annually at Simmons Graduate School of Social Work.
For years he has had a desire to help others through his writing and he still works hard towards doing so to this day.