I know it’s a slightly longer video but this video changed my life. It is an introduction to the Recovery Model, which is an entirely new way to approach mental health. Rather than having the objective of “curing”people, this model is interested in asking clients what their priorities are. These priorities can be above and beyond the realm of mental health. The idea is not to get rid of someone’s disease, but to help them have the best life despite their disease. The recovery model is so much more than that and I’ll let Mark Ragins explain the rest because he is so compassionate and charismatic. I am just so encouraged to find an approach where the clients are empowered, have autonomy in their own treatment, and where there is a collaboration and relationship between helpers and those being helped where the hierarchy is significantly leveled.