As a counsellor, I have seen many people recover from mental illness. Here are four things which, in my experience, help any person’s recovery.
Boundaries can be useful. But they can also be badly misused, even by therapists.
Mental health is the achievement of balance between extremes.
By treating others as special, and being curious about them, we can escape our own selfishness.
We can grow up silent and bottled up, or verbose and self-defensive. Counselling can help us to find more moderate ways to communicate and behave.
Hope is the emotional or intellectual understanding that a good outcome is possible. Depression often involves a failure of hope.