Recovery is not just possible but probable for those who are able to access mental health services.
Much of the above it reads as though recovery is something to strive for but it is important to focus on its attainability for those able to break through the barriers of help-seeking (i.e., stigma, shortage of mental health resources, financial difficulties, etc). While there is no cure for mental illnesses, people with mental health conditions CAN recover and fully function in society.
Gloria Dialectic commented
Knowing that recovery is possible/probable makes working for mental health resources imperative. Shortages and barriers are shameful social failures.
Peggy McGuirk commented
I don't care if there are a thousand wonderful services out their. In the case of my son and many like him if they suffer from anosognosia they will not seek out those treatments and will refuse them if suggested to them. WHY?? Because they do not think there is a single thing wrong with them. Everyone else around them can see it clearly but anosognosia prevents him/them from acquiring any of the services available. So for him these services are a waste. He just continues to cycle in and out of the hospital. That is his life!