Recovery from severe mental disability is a testament to courage, determination, and hardwork and demonstrates the power of human spirit and ingenuity in the face of setbacks and hardship

To achieve greater independence and integration into society, I find that I have developed an inventory of coping skills over the years. This inventory includes life skills, workplace and office skills, household management and budgeting skills, personal coping skills for managing schizophrenia that include a therapeutic journal, and skills at personally developing and learning

I listen to popular and jazz. If I face a life challenge, I may listen to a song like Mariah Carey’s “Hero.” It talks about solving challenges by looking to the hero inside you. I draw inspiration to move forward.


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