Advocate for individuals living with mental illness and their families; member of NAMI NYC Staten Island. Producer of podcasts featuring stories and art by individuals living with serious mental illness.
Episode 6 of the NPO Media Podcast features Dominic Ruotolo, who shares his journey from tenuous teenage years to the present. Dominic works as a Bridger for Baltic Street, AEH, Inc., a peer-run not-for-profit corporation dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with mental illness.
A certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor, Dominic draws on his personal and professional experience to empower others as they transition out of the hospital and work on their recovery. Through his relentless advocacy, Dominic has helped many to achieve their goals of independent, meaningful lives.
Episode 5 of the NPO Media Podcast features Greg Hitchcock, a journalist, filmmaker and advocate who was diagnosed with schizophrenia while serving in the military. Sharing personal experiences, Greg takes us from the earliest days of his illness through his ongoing recovery journey. Greg’s work can be found online at www.greghitchcockonline.net.
Thank you to the dedicated folks at NAMI-NYS for helping us spread the word about the podcast. Because of you we are able to share Greg’s inspiring story with others.
Episode 4 features James J Lewis of mid-Hudson Valley, NY. James called in via Skype to share his story of living with bipolar disorder. He is a community advocate and a member of NAMI. He shares his insights with other young people to provide a message of empathy and hope.
The 3rd installment of the NPO Media Podcast features a conversation from Norway via skype with author and teacher, Robert Crane. He describes his personal and professional life, sharing his experience of living with bipolar disorder while offering insights on what has helped him on his path to recovery.
NPO Media Podcast episode 2 features Kenneth Cybulska, NAMI peer facilitator and Honoree for the 26th Annual NAMI NYC Staten Island Awards Celebration. Ken details how he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and had to learn the skills needed to cope with his illness.
Episode 1 of the NPO Media Podcast features Ricardo Nunez, a remarkable young man living with schizophrenia. Ricardo describes his illness and the challenges he must face while working on his recovery.