Who is the program for?

Although some of the material in this workbook relate to schizophrenia, Your Recovery Journey is intended to serve the needs of all people who have had experience with mental illness, regardless of their diagnosis or the stage they are at in their recovery. There are significant differences in the symptoms, course of illness, and treatment of different mental illnesses—but the recovery journey cuts across all of these. Almost everyone who is recovering from mental illness is striving to:

  • identify and reach personal goals
  • find meaning and fulfillment in the face of a new reality
  • deal with the effects of stigma
  • establish a positive sense of self and a sense of belonging
  • manage symptoms and medication
  • stay well