The purpose of this paper is to propose that the study, and the promotion, of recovery can be augmented by adopting the model of mental health as a complete state.
A literature review of the last two decades was undertaken and pathways to complete mental health in recovery are proposed.
More work is needed to further develop interventions oriented towards the promotion of positive mental health in recovery, targeting the enhancement of positive emotions towards life and a sense of fulfillment in private and social life. Positive mental health also deserves more research attention to assess the full range of recovery outcomes related to the restoration and optimization processes. A better understanding of individual and environmental factors facilitating or hindering the achievement of complete mental health in recovery is warranted as well.
Unlike previous conceptions, the model presented in the paper proposes to redefine recovery from the complete view of mental health and introduces positive mental health as an additional outcome of recovery.
Provencher, H. and Keyes, C. (2011), "Complete mental health recovery: bridging mental illness with positive mental health", Journal of Public Mental Health, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 57-69. https://doi.org/10.1108/17465721111134556Download as .RIS
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