"Recovery is a deeply personal, unique process of changing one's attitudes, values, feelings, goals,
skills and/or roles. It is a way of living a satisfying, hopeful, and contributing life even with limitations caused by the illness. Recovery involves the development of new meaning and purpose in one's life as one grows beyond the catastrophic effects of mental illness.”
William Anthony, Director of the Boston Center for
Psychiatric Rehabilitation 1993.
4 Components of Recovery
A person gets excited: with a patient it is manic.
A person has concerns: with a patient it is panic.
A person is expressive: a patient is histrionic.
A person can get better: while a patient is often chronic.
A person may get angry: a patient becomes agitated.
A person is a creative thinker: a patients thoughts are not related.
A person may be sad: a patient is depressed.
A person may be childlike: a patient is regressed.
A person may be cautious: with a patient it is guarded.
A person may change her mind: a patient must finish what she started.
A person may try to influence: a patient manipulates.
A person gets a second opinion: a patient triangulates.
A person is an activist: a patient is antisocial.
A person is a visionary: a patient is delusional.
A person lives in a home: a patient in a facility.
A person has much strength: a patient has a disability.