This video was uploaded to YouTube by Dr. Pat Deegan on February 9, 2012 and offers a message of hope for recovery while reminding us that medication isn’t a cure for mental illness but rather a tool to aid us in our recovery journey.
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This resource link will take you to a page on the SAMHSA website where you can get a free pamphlet that describes their working definition of recovery. They have both a physical pamphlet and a pdf version available.
“We Shall Overcome” (Montgomery, Alabama) (April 1, 1965) (Photo credit: Penn State Special Collections Library)
This August 12, 2012 on the Philly.com website, talks about ways to perpetuate healing in people who have survived a violent crime. The opinion piece points out that healing needs to be viewed as not just a physical issue, but also an emotional issue, and can start at the point where the person is in the Emergency Room. Pills help with some things, but not everything, where helping to plant a seed of hope can go a long ways to help in many areas.