"Recovery is a process. It is a way of life. It is an attitude and a way of approaching the day’s challenges." -- Pat Deegan
Recovery is different for everyone. A person who has treatment for a physical illness might define their recovery as being well enough to return to work after surgery, or learning to live with cancer, or it might mean finding the right treatment for a chronic illness like asthma.
One in five Canadians live with a mental illness. If you are one of them, recovery means being able to enjoy life to the fullest. It means being active in your community, maybe going to school, working, and doing everyday tasks like shopping for groceries or paying a bill on your own.