4. Awareness: The Second Stage of Psychological Recovery

  1. Retta Andresen,
  2. Lindsay G. Oades and
  3. Peter Caputi

Published Online: 15 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119975182.ch4

Psychological Recovery: Beyond Mental Illness

Psychological Recovery: Beyond Mental Illness

How to Cite

Andresen, R., Oades, L. G. and Caputi, P. (2011) Awareness: The Second Stage of Psychological Recovery, in Psychological Recovery: Beyond Mental Illness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119975182.ch4

Author Information

  1. University of Wollongong, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 26 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470711439

Online ISBN: 9781119975182

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • Awareness, second stage of psychological recovery - the realization that life is not ‘over’;
  • person, experiencing any of the three components of hope - in the Awareness stage of recovery;
  • hope in the Awareness stage - dawn of hope, as a catalyst and the linchpin of recovery;
  • hope of significant others - having a gradual healing effect on the person;
  • hope, inspired by peers - who have recovered, or published stories of people with mental illnesses;
  • Chadwick (1997), and importance of taking spiritual issues into account - working from within client's belief system;
  • Snyder's hope theory, and leap of hope - an individual, realizing that recovery being possible;
  • responsibility in Awareness stage - need for taking control, second stage of recovery;
  • identity in Awareness stage - person realizing, that there still exists an ‘intact self’ capable of taking action on one's own behalf;
  • meaning in the Awareness stage - need for a purpose in life, agentic, rather than resigned

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview

  • Hope in the Awareness stage: The dawn of hope

  • Responsibility in the Awareness stage: The need to take control

  • Identity in the Awareness stage: I am not the illness

  • Meaning in the Awareness stage: Need for a purpose in life

  • Conclusion

  • Summary