Schatzie Brunner spent nearly 10 years at CNN producing features and programs, as the talent coordinator for Larry King Live and the entire CNN Network and as a CNN news anchor under the name Barbara Brunner. She navigated this high-powered, high-profile career all during some of the worst years of a debilitating depression that has claimed her life for decades.
Schatzie moved on from CNN to become a sought-after communication and media consultant and to author the books Say It So They Listen and The Face of Depression.
Throughout her life Schatzie was medicated for severe depression. It was only in the last few years that she found a way to overcome the symptoms and lessen many impacts of the disease through Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). She now speaks to national and international audiences of mental-health professionals, working closely with the NAMI well as Neurostar TMS Therapy.