This means that many people who have a mental illness, and are treated, recover well or even completely.However, because there are many different factors contributing to the development of each illness, it can sometimes be difficult to predict how, when, or to what degree someone is going to get better.Just because someone has a particular diagnosis doesn’t mean they will have all of the symptoms associated with it, of course.
Sometimes symptoms can be so confusing that it’s difficult to recognise you are ill.
If necessary, ongoing support can be provided by a community mental health service clinic, where there are a range of mental health professionals.
There are lots of things that people with a mental illness can do for themselves, to help recover a balanced life.
Rather than focusing on the diagnosis, it is more useful to identify what the symptoms are, and then what can be done to deal with them – so that you are able to get on with life again. This may be because symptoms have changed, or other information has become known.
It’s important that the diagnosis doesn’t become a label.