Recovery Philosophy

Recovery Philosophy



What is Recovery?


Recovery is defined as a life long journey that an individual is able to live, work, learn, and participate in their community despite the challenges imposed by mental health challenges. Recovery is founded on the principles of hope, empowerment, choice and responsibility. It constitutes a journey of healing that builds on individual, family, cultural and community strengths. Recovery empowers people living with mental health struggles to lead meaningful lives in the community despite the challenges imposed by mental illness. The goal of recovery is to recognize the person is comprised of much more than their diagnosis. (Anthony 2003)