Looking back there are steps in my recovery from mental illness that I was totally unaware of as I was going through them. Recently, I’ve been thinking about the positive steps in my recovery.
It began when I finally accepted my mental illness and became consistent with my medication. I realized that this was how life was going to be.
I would have this illness for the rest of my life. It would be up to me to have a voice in how my future would develop. After I left the hospital for the second time, I went into a homeless respite for a period of time.