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Personal Stories of Recovery
This page includes accounts of individual experiences in their recovery from mental illness and/or substance abuse.

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A Mere Pacifist No More
Sarah Gallant

But You're Not Like My Consumers
Renee Kopache

Confessions of a Non-Compliant Patient
Judi Chamberlin, NEC Newsletter

Healing a Troubled Mind Takes More Than A Pill
Charles Barber (2008). Washington Post.  Reprint: Advocacy Unlimited Website

Meds Alone Couldn't Bring Robert Back
Jay Neugeboren, Newsweek (2006).  NEC Website

Online and Off the Street: Homeless Man Reboots His Life
Karen Samples (2001).  Cincinnati Enquirer

Recovery: Overcoming the Negative Impact of Mental Illness
Renee Kopache (2003)

See the Person Behind the Illness - Me!!!
Steve Harrington (2005).  The Grand Rapids Press.  Grand Rapids: MI

The Awakening

The Journey Home
I. Selina and M. Glater; Sanctuary Psychiatric Centers of Santa Barbara

They Said I Would Never Get Better
Andrea Schmook; The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Vicky Cousins: A Survivor's Story
Bryan Kost.  South Carolina Department of Mental Health

We Are More Than Our Disorders
Allen P. Wilkensen, J.D. NEC Newsletter

You and Me
Debbie Sesula.  NEC Newsletter

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