I was reading about recovery in schizophrenia. And, quite honestly, there is a lot that doesn’t add up.
One site on the subject says that 25% of first episode psychotic break, go on to recover.
On the same site, they say that another 25% go on to almost completely recover after a first episode psychotic break.
I’m sorry, but I feel like someone is lying!
No one with severe mental illness works harder to be more functional than me, and I do it with meds, I do it with a schedule, and I do it lacking a great amount of energy.
I just don’t feel like an almost full recovery can be accomplished in the majority of cases after a first psychotic break.
And, for those who don’t know, the other 50% do not recover in any marked way, according to these types of sites.
So, I ask myself, who has the most to benefit from lying?
And, the answer is simple.
The organizations that promote wellness and recovery have more to gain from touting around bad statistics than the individuals doing their best, living with these diseases, day in and day out.
If you have severe mental illness, I don’t suggest handing in the towel or quitting, but I will caution those who will listen… it takes a lot of work to get where even I am, and I am far from being recovered.
I hope this post is received in the spirit it was intended.
Have a nice day/eve!