Most people with mental health problems can get better. Treatment and recovery are ongoing processes that happen over time. The first step is getting help.
Recovery from mental disorders and/or substance abuse disorders is a process of change through which individuals:
Improve their health and wellness
Live a self-directed life
Strive to achieve their full potential.
Health: Make informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional wellbeing.
Home: Have a stable and safe place to live.
Purpose: Engage in meaningful daily activities, such as a job or school, volunteering, caring for your family, or being creative. Work for independence, income, and resources to participate in society.
Community: Build relationships and social networks that provide support.
If you are struggling with a mental health problem, you may want to develop a written recovery plan.
Enable you to identify goals for achieving wellnessRecovery plans:
Specify what you can do to reach those goals
Include daily activities as well as longer term goals
Track any changes in your mental health problem
Identify triggers or other stressful events that can make you feel worse, and help you learn how to manage them