What is recovery? Recovery in mental illnesses can mean living a meaningful and productive life despite a disability. It can also refer to a reduction or complete remission of symptoms and a healing transformation of the self. For most people, it refers to the power of hope in healing disorders that were once thought to be hopeless. As Henry Ford once said, "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently." -Henry Ford

Too often, people with mental illness are convinced to avoid attempting things, or literally prevented from attempting them, because of other people's fear that the stress of a possible failure might lead to relapse. Failure is a human right, and trying and learning gives us strength and helps us move forward, whether we succeed on the first try or not.

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Spiritual Emergence Coach

My friend Jeff Malderez helps people who are going through spiritual emergencies. I also recommend his book The Canary: A Journey Through Psychosis.


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Lynne Salvi's Open Letter to her Therapist


A chilling reminder of the physician's adage, First, do no harm.

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