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(CLOSED) Guiding Principles of Recovery

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The ideas and comments below were submitted in response to SAMHSA’s request for feedback on the working definition of recovery and the guiding principles that support recovery (http://blog.samhsa.gov/2011/08/12/recovery-defined-%E2%80%93-give-us-your-feedback/). The forum closed on August 26th and is no longer accepting
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Tell us your views on the 10 guiding principles of recovery? What do you like about the principles, and what changes do you suggest?

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  1. Recovery is a choice. It can't be forced, manipulated, or mandated.

    Genuine desire to change, a good program, and support help determine success.

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      • People do not "recover" from mental illnesses.

        We learn to cope with these life long disorders. The "recovery" movement started at a time when funds were disappearing from the mental health system, and they still are. The goal here is to push people up and out of the system to make room for others who need the hard-to-find services. The theories proposed are good empowering tools, but they are not answers or cures. The answer is funding and fixing a broken mental health system so it can provide assistance to all of those who need it. A society should be judged by how it treats its neediest…

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        • Expound more on the person-driven process to reflect how recovery is saught after in the IDD world.

          Person-driven has many levels based on the person. I have found that just because those words are used doesn't meant that the word and defination of recovery are the individual's idea, includes their feeling, desire or goal.

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          • Recovery flows from a process of healing and is essential for long term health for those sorely dama

            Recovery flows from a process of healing and is essential for the long term health of those sorely damaged by their disease.

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            • Recovery flows from a process of healing and is essential for long term health for those sorely dama

              Recovery flows from a process of healing and is essential for the long term health of those sorely damaged by their disease.

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              • 17 votes
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                • 8 votes
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                  • 5 votes
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                    • 10 votes
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                      • Resilience

                        The positive ability to cope when you have recognized the illness has cause adversity in your life.

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                        • 11 votes
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                              • Recovery is supported by peers, allies and mentors

                                Recovery is supported by peers, allies and mentors

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