Mental Health Recovery
Mental Health Recovery
There is ample evidence that people living with mental problems can recover under favorable routine treatment and practices (Caputi, Oades, & Andresen, 2011, p. 194). However, there is need for robust community education on the signs, symptoms, precautions and potential practices for the recovery. The program to reach families, consumers and the public on the creation of awareness and promotion of the mental recovery can be done through workshops, presentations, organized forums and chances for the talks (Jacobson, 2012, pp. 35-36). In this concept, the family members and community at large need to comprehend that recovery is the ability of an individual to lead a meaningful life personally and in community. In addition, wide-range mental recovery community education is essential to enable the clients redefine sense of identity positively, understand perspectives involved in making certain life adjustments, overcoming stigma and living hopeful for the future. In this context, the need for the wide-range community education on mental recovery is necessitated by the acknowledgement of mental recovery as both process and an outcome.
Importance of Recovery Concepts to the Family, Friends and Public
The ultimate goal for the wide-range mental recovery education for the entire community is enshrined objectively on the restoration of normalcy in the state of mental health (Gluck, 2011, p. 19). In this context, the education is essential to sharpen family members and the community about the models deployable in mental recovery. Through the community-based education on mental recovery, the members are provided with the opportunity to understand recovery pathways for the individual with different potentials to recover. In fact, there is the clinical recovery model essential for the community in the bid to reduce symptomatology, complete hospitalization and medication for positive outcome in recovery process. However, the community needs to understand the personal role on the recovery outcome driven by the living mannerism of the individuals. Indeed, there is sense of mental recovery through the personal-based views on the experiences driven by factors such as empowerment, hopeful future, self-guided principles, healing process and the ability to control the symptoms.
Mental Recovery Key Concepts
After a series of catastrophic experiences with mental illness, different people within the circle of psychiatric needs develop various definitions of the recovery concepts (Watkins, 2010, p. 89). Therefore, family members and the entire community requires integrated knowledge to understand the concepts of mental health recovery in ensuring complete absence of signs and symptoms of mental illness. It is vital for the community to be knowledgeable on these concepts to be in position of providing enabling environment for the recovering individuals. In this sense, the society will be knowledgeable on the fact that recovery process involve struggle that might be prolonged by the extremes of the symptoms, side effects of the clinical recovery and problems in socioeconomic circumstances. The gap between the affected and the normal society gradually widens in absence of the required knowledge therefor it is important to have this knowledge and at accessible places to the society.
The act of recovery for the mental illness requires the understanding of the core concepts to engage in healthy practices leading to total recovery as demonstrated by Brown in his work (Brown C. , 2012, pp. 145-146). In this concept, family members and the society need to understand the factors forming the recovery concept such the hope for the future. Hope is essential for the mental recovery in the sense that it allows the ill to decry from the feeling of being out of control and vulnerable. The elements and environment of hope give those with mental problem tangible sense of relieve from helplessness, despondency and desperation as well as demoralization. The other concept of the recovery involve the personal responsibility reliable for the healthy practices essential for the entire society and hence the need for wide-scale education on the recovery. The education will enable the society to take part in educating the persons on the need for personal acceptance, determination and choice.
In addition, education is yet another concept on the mental recovery that requires the acknowledgement in large scale (Pilgrim, 2014, p. 182). Indeed, education is relevant in the making of informed choices for the positive outcomes in the recovery process that the family and the society require. Consequently, education leads to wellness that comes because of the participation of the adults in creating the awareness and self-knowledge. Recovery is, in part, the ability to recognize own identity and voice essential for the access of the resources for the recovery process enhancement (Davidson, McDiarmid, & Ridgway, 2012, pp. 134-135). The society needs the wide-scale education on recovery for the fact that the ability to advocate for the individual rights successfully requires courage and support from self-advocacy. Furthermore, the wide-scale information enables the family members, professionals and friends and the community to support the recovery process. There is power in the mutual understanding, mutual respect and relationship and responsibility in fostering and promoting recovery. In fact, recovery is centered in the development of strong support systems rooted on the mutual respect and community integration.
Relevance of Better Recovery Concepts
From the understanding of the concepts of recovery, the family members and community are in the position to promote mental health. The conclusions can be drawn that the knowledge creates an enabling environment to develop positive self-esteem, value for the self-identification and wellness (Townsend, 2013, p. 67). The potential impacts range from the promotion of regaining resiliency in order to help them cope with the circumstances. In addition, the community is able to reflect on the possible prevention strategies through the interventions on the high-risk individuals. In the same point, the community embraces the importance of recognizing the usefulness and personal resourcefulness of the persons with mental illness. The education is indicative to the knowledge to understand on how to accept and accommodate diverse ideas on the mental illness, treatment and recovery. The general public plays a role in the role of the recovery process as the education provide platform for balanced treatment and evidence-based approach.
Role of Consumers in Wide-Scale Recovery Education
The involvement of the consumers in the recovery education is potentially important in enhancement of the effective strategies to influence positive outcome during recovery process (Hayes & Stout, 2011, pp. 87-88). The participation of the consumers in the wide-scale recovery education is relevant in the sense that the involved parties are able to set up clear principles in the production of clean products for the recovery and elimination of tokenism. The consumers are the stakeholders who present their issues to the experts in order to undertake the necessary research and evaluation of the recovery services and products (Johnson, 2012, pp. 342-344). In the context, consumers play a key role in the development of the right and positive attitude towards the constructive changes. Consumer’s participation fosters great innovation on recovery-oriented treatment and the proper support for the chosen recovery outcome. The consumer’s participation is relevant in the review of the professional education regarding the recovery process and practices.
Consumer’s involvement plays a key role in all the aspects of the mental recovery procedures for it facilitates and encourages a more responsive method to the needs of the consumers based on the real experiences (Wasow & Lefley, 2013, p. 32). In this context, the consumers are in the position to provide the first-hand information regarding individual and collective recovery. It is important to mention that the participation of the consumers improves the aspects of the health care provision in the sense that they are proactive in the development of strategic design, putting into practical the care designs and evaluation of the mental recovery services (Brown L. , 2011, p. 132). However, despite the role of providing the information, the consumers are important in the recovery education in the bid to understand the need to embrace personal responsibility for their mental health and their recovery. The participation encourages the consumers to undertake their own recovery paths.
In conclusion, the mental health recovery involves complete elimination of the signs and symptoms of the mental illness. The illness impairs the resourcefulness of the individuals in the public in the role of labor capacity building. Recovery represents various convergent ideas such as hope, self-encouragement, empowerment and education for an ultimate goal to give the mental signals a new direction. The family, friends, community participation and the elimination of barriers and wide-scale education to the community is fundamental in promotion and adoption of a healthy recovery process. The wide-scale recovery education assists in building skills in maintain healthy relationship between the mentally ill, families and carers. The involvement of the consumers the health care providers in promoting hopeful outlook to the patients and in turn facilitate proper platform for recovery.
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