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Unread 09-07-2017, 10:53 AM   #1
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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)

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Unread 09-07-2017, 11:03 AM   #2
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Without love, the world would be truly awful
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Excellent question Fuzzy. I'm going to ponder that. Thank you for this thread.
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I don't decide or judge about ever recovering or not but I'm scared what if I don't recover at all...also how long it's going to take me. About love, I love and am thankful for the love that I have received from my online friends. But in the real world I don't have anyone who loves me. Maybe my Mom a bit.
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I don't think it's so much about recovery (tho that is the objective) as about surviving. I've learned that my illness is not going away, but I can treat it and be the best me I can be in spite of it. IMO trying too hard to get better quickly can really cause you to fall backwards, as you stress about not being where you thought you should be. Sometimes it's ok to just BE, accepting what is, rather than trying to find something that is not there.
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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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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
A huge and emphatic "YES" to choosing Love... and to attaining Peace.


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Very good question. Choosing love even when others fail to do so - truly noble. I don't really know. I'm not sure what true recovery would look like for me, but I'd like to think it's possible. I've continued to exist in spite of challenges, but my strength is not at the level I think it should be by now.
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Realizing there is a major problem in the way you are living your life and taking the steps needed to live differently.
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