17-05-2017 04:25 PM
Well it depends on your definition of recovery, but it definitely sounds like you're heading in the right direction
I like this random page i just found and how it talks about recovery. But there are other ways of looking at it and thinking about it too.
17-05-2017 04:38 PM
17-05-2017 04:58 PM
Hmm well there's lots of definitions of recovery that are used in different settings. Like medical recovery would be an absence of illness, but that kind of misses an important point because just not having an illness doesn't have anything to do with having a good life. I don't know if that makes sense, but maybe an example would help, if you get over having clinical depression but you don't have any friends or a job you like... that kinda still sucks but you'd be "cured".
Also sometimes people get a bit caught up in how stressful the symptoms are (which is understandable!) but forget about the good stuff they're able to do and the steps they're taking.
So i like the definitions of recovery that talk about the journey you take and think about the bigger picture for example... but holy crap there's a lot of writing and thoughts about this whole thing!
17-05-2017 05:07 PM
"What does recovery mean to you" or something. I'm going to have a read of that link soon but it looks good - you've provided me lots of reading material this afternoon haha
18-05-2017 08:23 AM
That'd be a really cool topic @j95 maybe i can get some kind of recovery and wellbeing expert in to talk about it