Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Stories of Success

These are the stories of various individuals who have overcome the obstacles that come with psychiatric disabilities. Discover their successes and the stories of their recovery journeys.

Life Unlimited

Monthly, the Depression & Support Alliance features a new story of empowerment about an individual whose life has been affected by a mood disorder.

“Crazy Cozmo” Veteran Marine With PTSD & Bipolar Disorder

Cozmo is a Marine Corps. veteran who lives with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and bipolar disorder. He is determined to create something positive from his life’s battles.

Successful and Schizophrenic

Over thirty years ago Elyn R. Saks was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Today she is a chaired professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Here, she shares her perspective on success and mental illness.

Breath & Shadow: A Journal of Disability Culture & Literature

Breath & Shadow is an online literary journal focusing on disability culture & literature. Many pieces discuss living with mental illness.

PDF: Road to Recovery

This is a series of case studies by Mark Ragins, M.D. which discusses successful recoveries.


Photovoice Works

Photovoice puts cameras in the hands of individuals & asks them to produce statements made up of pictures & words that communicate their experience.

Work life balance (PDF)

Vocational goal journey (PDF)

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NY Times Series: Lives Restored: Profiles of Mental Illness

This series focuses on the success stories of a handful of individuals who have struggled with mental illness. (Now archived.)

Learning to Cope With a Mind’s Taunting Voices

A High-Profile Executive Job as Defense Against Mental Ills

Finding Purpose After Living With Delusion

After Drugs & Dark Times, Helping Others to Stand Back Up

Expert on Mental Illness Reveals Her Own Fight

Complete Archive

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