In mental health, recovery includes personal responsibility, support, education, self-advocacy, hope, empowerment, choice, and a focus on strengths, talents, inner wisdom, relationships, surroundings and environments.

In mental health recovery, abstinence from symptoms is not necessarily the goal; people are recognized as whole and complete, regardless of continued symptoms. Recovery in this sense describes the positive changes that happen in spite of mental illness. In dealing with mental health disorder, recovery is often non-linear.

Recovery’s goal is to offer choices for the most effective treatment, the development of, and the sustaining of a satisfying life in the community of one’s choice.

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