Mental health care in America is in crisis. The nationís mental health care system gets a dismal D. As the nation confronts a severe economic crisis, demand for mental health services is increasing -- but state budget cuts are creating a vicious cycle that is leaving some of our most vulnerable citizens behind. We must move forward, not retreat ... more
"Recovery does NOT mean I will be rid of my mental illness. It means I can learn how to manage my symptoms better and better all the time. I will still have occasional set-backs, but my mental health is in the process of recovery."
"Recovery means managing illness to maintain stability. A person in recovery has found a sense of accomplishment. They are contributing to society making lemonade from the mental illness lemon they were given."
"To me, recovery is learning to overcome the obstacles that are created by my illness."
"Recovery means being able to function at the highest quality of life for me with a variety of services, medications, and treatments available to help me do that."
"Recovery means properly managing my illness instead of my illness controlling me."
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When you become a member of NAMI, you become part of America's largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness. And now you can join online.