Thriving in Mental Health Recovery
Mental Health: Hope and RecoveryApril 30, 2024

Thriving in Mental Health Recovery

 In this episode, Valerie and Helen pursue the holy grail of recovery—thriving in the aftermath of mental illness. For centuries, the ability to thrive would seem almost inconceivable, as traditional treatments focused on the cessation of symptoms and basic survival. But recent studies prove that thriving is possible, even for those who’ve suffered from severe, long-term illness or multiple diagnoses. Helen and Valerie reveal how they progressed into thriving after long years of struggle.

Three guests also share their insights and methods for thriving today. As proven in research, thriving after mental illness is becoming recognized as an achievable outcome. Helen and Valerie’s wish for their listeners is the chance for a rich, fulfilling, meaningful life worth living.

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NAMI: “Thriving with Bipolar” by Maureen Goldman

Mental Health Nursing Magazine. 2012, Issue 11.

From Survive to Thrive: Living Your Best Life with Mental Illness by Dr. Margaret S. Chisolm, 2021

A Guide to Thriving with Mental Illness by Mequell W. Buck, 2016

Canadian Community Health Research Survey: Thriving with a Mental Illness, 2012

University of Southern Florida, Mood and Emotion Lab Research Study: Thriving with a Mental Illness; Dr. Andrew Devendorf, 2022

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