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Unread 09-10-2017, 07:06 PM   #11
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I don't think in terms of recovery...I just want to feel better...
how can you recover from certain traumas and losses...
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What is recovery, what does recovery from Mental Illness mean to you?



Do you decide or judge if you or others will ever recover? I hope I don't..



Do you think choosing Love each day (despite the people in the world who don't or can't love) is an essential part of recovery, and an essential part of living in this world? I do.. (and I'm sorry if I sometimes have come across as angry in the past, even yesterday. (?) I don't censor all my words, maybe I should do... but part of my recovery is expressing my truth)



Love and peace to all in this Depression Group


Love is certainly the answer to all the chaos in the world, however there are very few souls in the world who know how to love hence the lack thereof.
I don't know if I will ever recover from my major depression and frankly, that seems like a far possibility and I have made my peace with it. All my energy and emotional resources are going to "just being OK". In other words, if I am OK enough to go to work, OK enough to maintain my personal relationships in a healthy level, and OK enough to exercise every day and find the strength to eat healthy, i feel like I have accomplished a lot.
When the pain caused by depression is intense and deep, I have no choice but to appreciate and have gratitude for just being OK.
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I've been thinking about this question. I suspect for a lot of us, the idea of recovery is akin to reclaiming something that we lost. We want to get back an aspect of ourselves or our lives that we miss. Some people who struggle with mental health issues will in fact be able to treat their problems, and restore themselves to a satisfactory state of health (thankfully).

But, as little turtle suggested, some things can't be recovered. Some scars are too deep, or some people's biological makeup is too stacked against them (or both ). Speaking for myself, I don't see recovery as something I can achieve. Reshaping or reforging my life, and letting go of what I've lost, is my best bet. But I see the rest of my life, however long that may be, as damage control; an effort to minimize the suffering. I could MAYBE stumble on to happiness again, and inadvertently recover, but I'm not holding my breath. I'm just thankful for the days when it hurts less.
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I don't know if you can recover from mental illness. I just hope for stable
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I don't think in terms of recovery...I just want to feel better...
how can you recover from certain traumas and losses...
I want to feel better too...with all my heart...but...I don't know how
Also I don't know how long do I have to wait till I feel better....
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I want to feel better too...with all my heart...but...I don't know how
Also I don't know how long do I have to wait till I feel better....
maybe you have the metabolic syndrome...you need to know about this
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maybe you have the metabolic syndrome...you need to know about this
What is the metabolic syndrome? I'll try to search for it in the net
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What is the metabolic syndrome? I'll try to search for it in the net
very important desiree....please look it up... I want you to feel better..has to do with 5 things-----------
weight/bp/fbs/triglycerides/hdl
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