Recovery is common to everyone. Most people have bad experiences throughout life. Their experiences and recovery steps may be similar to yours
Recovery is specific to each person and depends on your needs.
Recovery takes practice.
Recovery allows for growth. You can have a fulfilling life despite your illness.
Recovery is complicated.
Your recovery depends on how much you do for yourself. Mental health professionals can help to guide you, but only you can make it happen.
STAGES OF RECOVERY
Phase I: You may feel overwhelmed by your illness and how you are treated by your family, friends and others.
Phase II: You Struggle with living with mental illness. You may have problems knowing who you are and relating to other people. You may search for a purpose in life.
Phase III: You learn to live with a mental illness. You start to know who you are and you feel more comfortable around your family, friends and others.
Phase IV: You live beyond your mental illness. You feel good about yourself and feel safe. You feel satisfied with your life.