Can You Actually Recover from Bipolar or Schizophrenia?

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By Psych Central, Gabe Howard, and Michelle Hammer. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

“I’m in recovery from mental illness,” is a common phrase in our circles. Sure, mental illness is replaced with the specifics – schizophrenia, bipolar, or depression, to name a few – but the idea that people consider themselves to be living a life free from the symptoms of mental illness is a common one. However, is it true? Is recovery actually a thing? Or are all these people just deluding themselves?

Gabe and Michelle discuss this – and more – on this episode of A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast.

Highlights from ‘Recovery’ Episode

[1:40] Are Michelle and Gabe in recovery? [4:30] What is recovery and where did that term come from?

[7:00] Should we be policing language or context surrounding mental illness?

[11:00] What’s all the fuss over person first language?

[16:30] Why do we think people dislike the word “recovery”?

[19:00] What word should we use instead, if not “recovery”?

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