A culture of recovery

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From the archives.

We seldom see more than we expect to see. More and more people talk about a recovery model. The consensus that the medical model is limited and so often part of the problem is growing stronger and stronger. Yet how does this impact what is real? We dont just need a recovery model. Those who become involved in the mental health system need to experience a culture of recovery. The need to experience a way of seeing things, a way of doing things that affirms their worth as people and treats the idea of flourishing in life as real and possible. The message sadly that many get from their exposure to the mental health is not this. They learn they are damaged, deficient and that being realistic means accepting that defiency. They learn that a lifetime of psychotropic medication is something to be expected and that the…

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