What is it like to have years of Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety and/or Schizophrenia and then recover? Most people do not even know it is possible to completely recover from what we are told are life-long illnesses, even after the person has been symptomatic for decades.
What is it like to be sick? What therapies help in recovery? What kind of strength does it take to do what is necessary to recover? What kind of support does it take from close family members? What helps while the person is still sick and struggling?
Listen to Helen Woo's radio interview on "Self Aid Success Stories" with the author of "It's Not Mental" including two daughters who had been diagnosed with multiple "mental" illnesses and went on to recover.
Children whose brain is affected by medical/biomedical, neurobiological, metabolic, functional problems, although not of a psychological/emotional origin, may still be diagnosed as what society euphemistically refers to as "mental illness." Isn't it time to start calling those illnesses what they really are--ILLNESS--same as any other? (Español)
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