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Narratives of Mental Health Recovery

Brown, W (2008) Narratives of Mental Health Recovery Social Alternatives, 27 (4). pp. 42-48.

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Findings from a research study conducted with this group suggest that recovery is a process - a life journey that has ups and downs. It amounts to much more than an absence of symptoms of illness. Although individual conceptualisations of recovery vary, common themes emerge that link recovery experiences. These include the central role of having hope and being optimistic about their future, having meaning and purpose in one's life, being valued for social contributions and having trusting, respectful, and reciprocal relationships. Timely access to the right combination of treatment and supports can help individuals better navigate their recovery journeys. Findings provide evidence that people who experience mental health problems can have expertise of their own problems, and many of the most valuable lessons about recovery can be learned from these individuals. Narrators describe recovery as a transformative process sometimes ignited by a turning point, but often acknowledged through reflection.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors : Brown, W
Date : 1 October 2008
Uncontrolled Keywords : mental health recovery, mental health, wellbeing
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:30
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 12:39

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