Recovery is Possible
Recovery is a process that empowers individuals to effectively manage their symptoms, regain control of their life and learn new ways to live a fulling life.
Recovery isn’t a straightforward process, it may take time to get treatments right and then there may be times when the individual feels well and other times where the individual feels unwell and symptoms return.
Having a good structure of support and treatment is crucial, as techniques and strategies that work well will enable the individual to feel consident and less overwhelmed by symptoms.
What helps with recovery?
There are various factors that can aid in the recovery process, and there is no definitive right or wrong approach. Several studies indicate that certain elements play a crucial role in the journey towards recovery.
- Strong interpersonal connections
- Fulfilling employment
- Individual development
- Optimal residential setting
Setting goals can be beneficial for an individual’s recovery. It is crucial for the individual to contemplate what holds significance for them, be it forging new friendships, establishing a routine, or engaging in voluntary work.
What support is available to aid recovery?
There are many avenues of support that would be beneficial in recovery:
- mental health professionals
- CBT or DBT therapists or counsellors
- support groups
- peer support
- friends and family
- recovery colleges
- community groups
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
WRAP is a tool that individuals can use to stay well and make their life their own. It teaches the individual how to use some key concepts of recovery – hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy and support – in their daily life.
Recovery is Possible
It can be challenging for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) who experience a disrupted sense of self, low self-esteem, or diminished confidence to believe in the possibility of recovery.
However, with the appropriate combination of treatment and support, coupled with the individual’s dedication, recovery becomes attainable. Through this journey, individuals can effectively manage their condition, restore their confidence, and lead a meaningful and satisfying life.