Recovery from Psychosis

There are so many uplifting and inspiring stories of hope.  The following stories are from real people that will inspire you and help you understand that "recovery is real!"

"Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all."

- Bill Clinton

Gary's Story

This is Gary's story of recovery from Schizophrenia.  It was written for Internet Mental Health, August 1996.  Gary is currently in recovery from Schizophrenia and offers the following keys to his recovery:  Stay away from street drugs, take your medications as directed, get proper counseling and therapy, and make sure you have the correct diagnosis.

This is Gary's story of recovery from Schizophrenia.  It was written for Internet Mental Health, August 1996.  Gary is currently in recovery from Schizophrenia and offers the following keys to his recovery:  Stay away from street drugs, take your medications as directed, get proper counseling and therapy, and make sure you have the correct diagnosis.

My Story of Being Recovered From Schizophrenia 

This story was written on march 4th, 2011.  Randy is a 24 year old who was diagnosed at 18 with Schizophrenia.  This article was made for NAMI's newsletter, "It's My Story."  Randy is now an editor of a journal at a mental health club and was offered a job as a peer advocate for a local mental health club.  

A Million Stories

This excerpt is from the World Health Assembly on 14 MAY, 2001.  It is the opening Day Keynote Address to Ministers of Health.  This is the story of many families’ trials with Schizophrenia. By reading this heartfelt story, you will learn that you are not alone!

Abandoned to the Streets

This is a heartfelt story of one mother with a daughter struggling with Schizophrenia.  From not knowing where she was for over a year, to finally seizing an opportunity to get her daughter into treatment.  Although she will continue to need help during recovery, in the end, her daughter hugs her and tells her "I love you."  Treatment works! 
 
Schizophrenia Recovery:  a process with hope.

This interview is from "Reasons For Hope," the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society Newsletter, Vol. 19, #1, 2007.  It is a first person account of Schizoaffective disorder.  Tammy Lanbert explains both what helped and what hindered her recovery and how crucial family is in the recovery process.  
 
Schizophrenia - Ben's Story
 

This is Ben’s story of Schizophrenia, or Schizoaffective.  Ben has a different take on the illness and explains how distracting yourself from Schizophrenic thoughts is important.   Ben also notes that if someone ever tells you where you are going to remember that your fate is changeable. 

No Such Thing as False Hope

This is a first person account of living with Schizophrenia and a foundation of hope.  She writes that recovery is possible and that we should move forward to EXPECT RECOVERY from ourselves, our family members and our mental health delivery system.
 
As A Survivor

The following article is written by Tracy May who recovered from schizophrenia. It is a challenging article.  It tells us a compelling story and demands a better answer than the professional world, have given so far.
 
A Good News Story

This is a good news story. Good news, because there has been in the past too much pessimism and bad news about the illness of schizophrenia.