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(p. 66) The Process of Acceptance of Mental Illness 

(p. 66) The Process of Acceptance of Mental Illness
(p. 66) The Process of Acceptance of Mental Illness

Lauren Mizock

and Zlatka Russinova

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date: 21 September 2021

In this chapter, findings related to the process of acceptance of mental illness are presented using excerpts from research interviews with individuals with serious mental illness. Acceptance is located within the sequence of stages of the recovery process. Facets of the acceptance process are reviewed, especially with regards to acceptance of a diagnosis, acceptance of the need for mental health treatment, and acknowledgment and acceptance of associated losses and limitations. The stigma attached to diagnostic labels is also discussed. The close of the chapter includes a clinical strategies list, discussion questions, activities, the “Personal Recovery Processes Worksheet,” and a diagram of the relationship of acceptance to other components of personal recovery.

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