Long-term recovery for any illness requires sustainable lifestyle changes. While there are no shortcuts in mental health treatment, WestBridge recognizes that every journey towards recovery is unique. Mental health and substance use disorders are possible to overcome and manage through determination, effort and commitment. For many people, the concept of recovery is about staying in control of their life despite experiencing mental health symptoms.
Similar to physical illnesses, mental health recovery focuses on building resilience and ongoing support in addition to treating and managing symptoms. The following points serve as guiding principles to keep in mind that recovery is like participating in a marathon, rather than a sprint.
Maintain Hope and Determination
Sustainable longevity in recovery requires vigilant effort and dedication. People who experience mental health disorders do get well and are able to live productive and healthy lives, while going on to meet their life dreams and goals.
Seek Assistance When Necessary
Personal responsibility is the first step, as it is up to the individual, with the assistance of others, to take action and be proactive in personal treatment and well-being. While working toward individual wellness can be challenging, receiving support and giving support to others helps ensure sustainable recovery and enhances the quality of life.
Explore Ways That Work For You
Recovery can be a powerful way to learn more about yourself. For many participants, the insight gained during their experience at WestBridge provides internal benchmarks and goals for long-term well-being. They develop and practice living skills, process their issues, identify relapse factors and participate in fulfilling activities that serve as valuable coping skills.
Embrace the Process
Recovery is a commitment that requires maintenance. Making changes can be difficult, especially when seeking treatment for dual diagnosis. This can include how you cope with stress; setting life goals; how free time is spent; and how you feel about yourself. If feeling overwhelmed, remind yourself that this is part of the journey towards a better and healthier you.
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