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Psych Ch. 1 Mental health and mental illness

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Self-directed: Consumers lead, control, exercise choice over, and determine their own path of recovery.

Individual- and person-centered: Recovery is based on unique strengths and resiliencies, as well as needs, preferences, experiences (including past trauma), and cultural backgrounds.

Empowering: Consumers have the authority to choose from a range of options, participate in all decisions that will affect their lives, and be educated and supported in so doing.

Holistic: Recovery encompasses an individual's whole life, including mind, body, spirit, and community.

Nonlinear: Recovery is based on continual growth, occasional setbacks, and learning from experience.

Strengths-based: Recovery is focused on valuing and building on the multiple capacities, resiliencies, talents, coping abilities, and inherent worth of individuals.

Peer-supported: Consumers encourage and engage each other in recovery and provide a sense of belonging, supportive relationships, valued roles, and community.

Respect: Community, systems, and societal acceptance and appreciation of consumers—including protecting their rights and eliminating discrimination and stigma—are crucial in achieving recovery.

Responsibility: Consumers have a personal responsibility for their own self-care and recovery, for understanding and giving meaning to their experiences, and for identifying coping strategies and healing processes to promote their own wellness.

Hope: Recovery provides the essential motivating message of a better future: that people can and do overcome the barriers and obstacles that confront them. Hope is the catalyst of the recovery process.