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."

Monday, January 2, 2012

Interesting thought

This comes from a retired colleague whom I admire:
A person can be involuntarily committed, having their right to freedom taken away, if they are considered a danger to themselves or others because of a mental illness, but not if they are a danger to themselves or others for any other reason. 

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