What is Mental Health Recovery?
In recent years, professionals and mental health advocates have been using the term “recovery” to refer to recovery from addictions as well as recovery from mental health problems.
Dr. William Anthony has described it this way:
“… a person with mental illness can recover even though the illness is not “cured” … [Recovery] is a way of living a satisfying, hopeful and contributing life even with the limitations caused by illness. Recovery involves the development of new meaning and purpose in one’s life as one grows beyond the catastrophic effects of mental illness.”