• People need to have "the dignity of risk" and "the right to fail"

    Patricia E. Deegan
  • Recovery does not refer to an absence of pain or struggle. Rather, recovery is marked by the transition from anguish to suffering. In anguish the paralyzed man and I lived without hope. We experienced anguish as futile pain, pain that revolved in circles, pain that bore no possibility other than more pain, and pain that lead nowhere. However, when we became hopeful, our anguish was transformed into` true suffering. True suffering is marked by an inner peace, i.e., although we still felt great pain, we also experienced a peace in knowing that this pain was leading us forward into a new future

    Patricia E. Deegan
  • Recovery is the urge, the wrestle, and the resurrection

    Patricia E. Deegan
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