What recovery means to us: consumers' perspectives

Community Ment Health J. 2000 Jun;36(3):315-28. doi: 10.1023/a:1001917516869.


In this article two consumer leaders use their own experiences to explain the meaning and significance of recovery. They emphasize the importance of hope, personal responsibility, education, advocacy, and peer support. They also address controversial issues, such as the nature of the therapeutic relationship, the place of medications in symptom control, and the need for attitudinal changes in mental health professionals.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Community Participation*
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / rehabilitation*
  • Patient Advocacy*
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Peer Group
  • Social Support
  • Therapeutic Community