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 now writes freelance psychology articles for McLean Hospital’s doctors and has been doing so since 2011, he has published thirteen 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 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.