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Like most of SAMHSA's efforts, this fails to focus on people with the most serious mental illnesses. For them, recovery is fewer days experiencing hallucinations, delusions, psychosis, and anosognosia. Fewer days homeless, incarcerated or being bounced program to program. Recovery means fewer attempts at violence to self, violence to others, suicidal ideation. SAMHSA should focus on serious mental illness rather than continuing kowtowing to worried-well. Has SAMHSA no heart?
Deborah Fabos commented
There is so much involved in facilitating a lasting recovery! From the home environment to reliable support services! Recovery isn't just about reducing the symptoms it's about improving the quality of life through constant support in developing the lost skills that have been eaten up by the illness. It's about gaining ground and keeping it not just staying neutral.
It is reprehensible for SAMHSA to discuss recovery without including people with severe and persistent mental illness and the tragedies resulting from lack of treatment.
It is reprehensible for SAMHSA to discuss recovery without including the people who are most seriously ill and the tragedies resulting from of lack of treatment.
SAMHSA's definition is utterly devoid of meaning. I agree with the writer on mental illness. Also, it is completely odd to have a definition of recovery for substance abuses that does not encompass sobriety.
What is going to be done with this definition It is completely vacuous. Smelling flowers could be recovery under the proposed definition. Does this mean SamHSA is going to underwrite flower-smelling?
I totally agree with mental illness. More needs to be done to help those with serious mental illnesses get appropriate treatment first