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(p. 17) Acceptance and the Recovery Paradigm in Mental Health Care 

(p. 17) Acceptance and the Recovery Paradigm in Mental Health Care
(p. 17) Acceptance and the Recovery Paradigm in Mental Health Care

Lauren Mizock

and Zlatka Russinova

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date: 29 June 2022

Chapter 2 offers an overview of the recovery movement in the provision of mental health care for serious mental illness. Within the recovery movement in mental illness treatment, recovery is understood as a process of living a satisfying life of well-being and autonomy, as opposed to mere symptom elimination. Early theory of the recovery paradigm is outlined, highlighting the process of acceptance of serious mental illness within this model. Applications of the recovery paradigm to mental health care are discussed, as well as the various types of recovery from a serious mental illness. Acceptance is examined as the neglected paradox of recovery. Other parts of the chapter include discussion questions, activities, the “Personal Recovery Processes Worksheet,” and diagrams.

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