I would like to share what I learned that helps in the process of recovering from a mental illness.
Recovery is a continuous process with sometimes two steps forward and one step back:
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This is a guide that includes positive thinking and positive actions.
- More God, Less Psychiatric Illness: Steps to Good Mental Health (2014) by Marcia A. Murphy
How do we choose between good and evil and how does this determine how we treat other people? Does the way we treat others matter? Read about this in this post:
- Ethics and Morality: key elements in recovery from mental illness (2015) by Marcia A. Murphy
Spiritual Dimension of Mental Illness
Only when psychiatry acknowledges the spiritual dimension of mental illness will any lasting cures come about for patients [M. Scott Peck]. But patients, themselves, will also need to take responsibility for their road to healing. And prayer allows for such lasting healing to take place. This post will give an example of such a prayer available for anyone to use.
- Deliverance: Why We Pray (2015) by Marcia A. Murphy
Access & Inclusion
Access and Inclusion for those who suffer from mental illness is a vital means to further their recovery. Here is a webpage for how to encourage our religious and civic communities to be more welcoming places for all who face physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges.