- Feeling hopeful about your future
- Feeling confident that you can handle most things that come up
- Reconnecting with your friends
- Returning to work or school
TREATMENT CHOICES ARE PART OF RECOVERY
- Which areas in your life are most affected?
- What are your goals?
- What are your treatment options and how does each option fit your goals?
- Do you understand the risks, benefits, and evidence around each option?
- What are the risks of not choosing any treatment at this time?
- Do you feel comfortable following the treatment plan? If not, what’s standing in the way?
RECOVERY INCLUDES PLANNING AHEAD
- I stay up late several nights a week
- I work a lot of overtime and don’t have time to unwind at night
- There are arguments or conflict at home
- It takes forever to fall asleep
- I feel tired and unmotivated
- I’m getting angrier than usual over minor problems
MAKE A SUPPORT PLAN
- Go for a walk
- Call my sister and get her perspective
- Take a day off work
USING YOUR SKILLS
- Building healthy activities like getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, and eating well—things that help you feel well
- Relaxation skills to help you feel calmer
- Problem-solving skills to help you identify and solve problems in your life
- Stress management skills to help you cope with stress or frustrations
- Healthy thinking skills to help you identify and challenge unhelpful thinking patterns or assumptions
REACH OUT FOR EXTRA SUPPORT
RECOVERY IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION
DO YOU NEED MORE HELP?
Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. Through a presence in hundreds of neighbourhoods across every province, CMHA provides advocacy and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.