Making the Case for Recovery

It can be hard post-diagnosis to believe that things can get better.

In a time of living through this pandemic it can be doubly hard to manage your recovery and have hope.

I make the case for having hope coupled with taking action.

To do what is safe while the COVID-19 outbreak is upon us.

Again I recommend staying in contact with friends and family and any neighbors you can count on via the telephone or on ZOOM on the computer.

This is a time that everyone will benefit from having compassion for ourselves and others.

The world has changed. We cannot go on the way it was before.

It’s more imperative than ever to work together to champion recovery as the goal after a person gets a diagnosis.

It’s time to find solutions to be able to fix the broken mental health system once and for all.

The day has come to recognize just how hard it can be living in recovery.

To act in the spirit of wanting to lighten this load.

The pandemic will end. It might not end soon.

This is all the more reason to renew our efforts to champion recovery for everyone post-diagnosis.

Author: Chris Bruni

Christina Bruni is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Left of the Dial. She contributed a chapter "Recovery is Within Reach" to Benessere Psicologico: Contemporary Thought on Italian American Mental Health. As well as an author and activist, Bruni is an artist and athlete.

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