At Frontier Behavioral Health we believe in recovery.
While mental illness affects each person differently, we firmly believe individuals can lead fulfilling and meaningful lives, and we consider it an honor and privilege to assist them in their journey with person-centered, evidence-based treatment practices.
At FBH, we try not to define recovery because we know it is a journey as unique and exceptional as every individual who lives it. We also know from our experience that recovery is not something that treatment can doto a person, but something that a person with a mental illness works toward and experiences.
Because recovery is considered the most important goal in mental health treatment today, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/) has developed a working definition of recovery with input from healthcare providers, families, peers and individuals living with mental illness:
“Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.”
We know that having a mental illness is a significant part of a person’s life, but we do not believe it should define them. At FBH, we see people.
How You Can Support Someone in Recovery
You can be an advocate for someone in recovery. Show them that you CARE. See them as a person, not an illness.
COLLABORATE: Meet them where they are. Treat them as the expert of their life.
AFFIRM: Provide support and empathy by recognizing and validating their experiences.
RESILIENCE: Recognize that they have an inherent ability within themselves to overcome adversity.
EMPOWER: Encourage them to use their unique strengths and skills.