Recovery

“Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.”

SAMHSA, 2011

What is recovery?

Recovery is more than the absence of symptoms. It describes the process of regaining a sense of wellbeing, and returning to living a positive and fulfilling life, with meaning and hope in life. With appropriate support and treatment, recovering from a mental health condition is possible. Even if some symptoms remain, individuals in recovery can live lives with limited or no interference to their functioning.