Steve Colori

  

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 has published sixteen essays with Oxford Medical Journals, and his memoir Experiencing and Overcoming Schizoaffective Disorder is  available on Amazon and Barnes&Noble and with multiple book  sellers. Steve also has a column with The Good Men's Project titled ​Steve Colori Talks Mental Health.  He has been published with Literally Stories, Talk Soup, The Flash  Fiction Press, Short Tale 100, The Scarlett Leaf Review, A Story in 100  Words, Star 82 Review, and The Indiana Voice Journal. He has been  lecturing Harvard Medical School's Resident Doctors quarterly at McLean Hospital since 2012 and he has also recently started lecturing at Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work. Steve has lectured for Harvard Medical School's Executive Education Program; he has also lectured at Massachusetts General Hospital's Schizophrenia Day, NAMI's Greater Boston Community Advocacy Network, and for the NAMI Reads program of Cook County Illinois.

One  of the most important quotes he ever heard was "To Improve is to  Change; to be Perfect is to Change Often" (Winston Churchill) and he has  come to live by those words.

For years he has had a desire to help others through his writing and he still works hard towards doing so to this day.