Official Definition of Recovery Now Crafted!

The Recovery Council finalized the NLCMHA Definition of Recovery at its March 2008 meeting.

Recovery is a personal journey of hope, purpose and growth. It is the process of setting our own directions in life. We accept the responsibilities of meeting challenges, using our own abilities, strengths and determination.

This definition was the result of much discussion and reflection. The Recovery Council worked very hard on this as a group and there was strong consensus to accept this statement as the working definition of recovery at NLCMH. Hats off to the Recovery Council for showing such strength in moving this definition forward. It was sent to CEO Greg Paffhouse for approval, and is now the official NLCMHA Definition of Recovery.

The group also approved its February minutes.