What is Recovery?
The term ‗Recovery‘ has no one commonly agreed
Mind describes Recovery as:
The uniquely personal and ongoing act of claimingand gaining the capacity to take control of life that is personally meaningful and satisfying, withopportunities to perceive her/ himself as a valued citizen. The person may develop and usetheir self-determination to grow
… and thrive, despite the
presence of the limitations and challenges invited and imposed by distress, its treatment and the personal and environmental
understandings made of them.”
People with mental health problems have describedit in several ways:
“Recovery is not the same thing as being cured.
Recovery is a process not an endpoint or adestination. Recovery is an attitude, a way of
approaching the day and facing the challenges.” (P
. is about what was lost: rights, roles,responsibilities, decisions, potential and support. It is not about symptom elimination, but about what an individual wants, how s/he can get there and how others can support them to get there. It is