Recovery is personal, it will mean something different to every individual.
For one person, recovery might mean they are able to gain a sense of control over their illness and maintain ‘wellness’. To someone else it could mean they are able to live independently, have a relationship or engage in enjoyable activities.
Regardless of its meaning, every person can achieve some level of recovery in their lives.
Recovery is difficult and can involve lots of hiccups; it’s not a straight upward line. However, it is possible to be gripped by the worst your mental health condition(s) can throw at you while still moving along the recovery journey. Learning from each of these experiences and applying the lessons to further encounters can help.