Recovery Is Possible

Most people with mental health problems can get better. Treatment and recovery are ongoing processes that happen over time. The first step is getting help.

What Is Recovery?

Recovery from mental disorders and/or substance abuse disorders is a process of change through which individuals:

  • Improve their health and wellness

  • Live a self-directed life

  • Strive to achieve their full potential


Four Dimensions of Recovery

Four major dimensions support a life in recovery:

  • Health: Make informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being.

  • Home: Have a stable and safe place to live.

  • Purpose: Engage in meaningful daily activities, such as a job or school, volunteering, caring for your family, or being creative. Work for independence, income, and resources to participate in society.

  • Community: Build relationships and social networks that provide support.


Develop a Recovery Plan

If you are struggling with a mental health problem, you may want to develop a written recovery plan. Recovery plans:

  • Enable you to identify goals for achieving wellness

  • Specify what you can do to reach those goals

  • Include daily activities as well as longer-term goals

  • Track any changes in your mental health problem

  • Identify triggers or other stressful events that can make you feel worse, and help you learn how to manage them


Establishing A Support Network

Whenever possible, seek support from friends and family members. If you feel you cannot discuss your situation with friends or other family members, find a self-help or support group. These groups provide an opportunity for you to talk to other people who are experiencing the same type of problems. They can listen and offer valuable advice.


Seeking Counseling

Therapy can be beneficial for both the individual with mental illness and other family members. A mental health professional at Wellmore can suggest ways to cope and better understand your loved one’s illness. We offer an array of outpatient and intensive in-home programs for children, teens, and adults to treat ADHD, depression, anxiety as well as other behavioral health issues.

Call us at 203-756-7287 (Children & Adolescents), 203-755-1143 (Adults), or visit wellmore.org for more information. Telehealth and telephonic services are also offered.


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