Tag Archives: Recovery

Schizophrenia Community Has 90% Recovery Without Meds
Mental Health

Schizophrenia Community Has 90% Recovery Without Meds

“Open Dialogue,” a therapeutic community in Finland, has been treating schizophrenia without medication for 20 years, and claims that 90 percent of residents recover.

Tips on Recovery Stories and Going Public
Mental Health

Tips on Recovery Stories and Going Public

Writing or telling the story of how you overcame serious emotional difficulty is always good for you. Going public with your story is good for other people, but not necessarily for you. Here are tips on how to tell your story, and whether you should go public.

The Bureau or Bears and “I’m OK and You’re Sick”
Mental Health

The Bureau or Bears and “I’m OK and You’re Sick”

People with mental illness get well and stay well. The PATIENTS convinced many, not all, providers of that. Terrible things happen when mental health care professionals think their client/patients can never recover. Here’s the sort of thing that happened all the time, that still happen far too often, when professionals Idon’t believe in recovery.

Personal Transformation and System Change
Mental Health

Personal Transformation and System Change

I had life-threatening mental illness, got well, and stayed well. Here’s how I did it, and how we can turn our mental health system into one that helps people get well, instead of keeping them sick, hopeless, and dependent all their lives.

People with Mental Illness Get Well and Stay Well
Mental Health

People with Mental Illness Get Well and Stay Well

New Hampshire’s recovery-friendly public mental health services helped me get well and stay well. The system is less recovery-based than it used to be.