A PASSAGE OF HOPE FROM MENTAL HEALTH?
Hope underpins the recovery process of mental illness, as recovery depends on the notion that a patient desires to get better. This makes hope the route by which it occurs.
The journey of recovery is an on-going, personal process, which aims to allow a person to have a satisfying life despite the limitations posed by their condition. Several factors are important in permitting it, ranging from learning how to manage one’s condition, to improving self- esteem.
The central tenet in recovery is hope- it is the catalyst for change, and the enabler of the other factors involved in recovery to take charge. Whilst problems exist in helping an individual believe in it, there exist definite routes by which it can be done, such as education and reducing stigma.
Ultimately, hope is just as important in recovery from mental illness as in physical illness because hope matters in any situation.
Useful resource – TED Talks video: Turning surviving into thriving through HOPE – https://lnkd.in/dmBmpsM