The mental illness recovery initiative is directed at individuals and families who experience the distress associated with serious mental illness and their long term consequences. This is a whole support mechanism devised at helping people recover from the helplessness that is associated with mental illness, by helping them recover their selfhood and confidence, which long term illness brings.
We work towards this endeavour in one way, in a two-pronged manner. To assist the individual who suffers, we also like to involve their family in our conversations, helping to make the whole system recover in ways that empowers everyone involved. Our idea is rooted in the philosophy that everyone is part of a larger system and if we have to improve the working of the system, we cannot just view just one component of the system, irrespective of the other constituents. This draws from systemic theory as well as family systems approach.